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Unless otherwise noted, all photographic images in this blog are the sole property of Kim L Branson and therefore may not be copied or used in any way without expressed permission by the owner. Thank you.

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I can trace my love of photography back three generations, to the early 1900s and my paternal great-grandfather, Henry Mattson. I have a really cool photo that he took of the old family homestead in Minnesota, sometime before 1910. According to family history, Grampa Mattson frequently took photos of his world - the people and places that he loved.

It warms my heart to know that this love of photography didn't skip any generations as it passed down to me! I am blessed to have such a legacy and I hope to pass it on to my own children and grandchildren some day.

I experience a physical and spiritual thrill whenever the Lord shows Himself in His marvelous creation around us and in the people I meet. My dream vacation would be to spend a year or two just traveling around the US, stopping at little out of the way places and photographing the interesting characters and the beauty of nature to be found along the way - those things that draw me closer to GOD and help point others to Him, too.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

Had an absolutely wonderful day with my three youngest kids, their spouses and children, both sets of in-laws and dear friends who are as close as family... We went to the Alaska Zoo, had lunch at IHOP and went through the Alaska Big Game Park out near Portage Glacier.  A long and blessed day :)  I took close to 400 photos and a few video clips, but am waaay too tired to process them tonight!

Here's one of my favorites, though -- a lovely bouquet of flowers from my daughter Jenni's dear girlfriend, Cinnamon. All I did to this was crop a little, brighten it up some, added a little diffuse glow (filter) and clip it to a photo mask (which I made from a couple digital brushes).

TFL ~ klb

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