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Welcome to CLIQUE!

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.

Monday, May 30, 2011

New Textured Photo

This isn't "Texture Tuesday," but I edited this photo today using Kim Klassen's newest texture, "stainedLinen" and a second texture by Kim Boustany called "kimi - Lost in the Woods." The photo of the blossoms on our apple tree at our Eagle River house was taken two days ago.  The tree is not yet in full bloom - these beauties are towards the top of the tree; the lower branches are still barely budding out,  as is our second apple tree.

Straight out of the camera - only resized for web
Cropped and textured
Layer Formula --
Bottom/1st Layer: stainedLinen, soft light blending mode @ 69%
2nd Layer: stainedLinen (turned 90 degrees), soft light @ 50%
3rd Layer: stainedLinen, overlay @ 55%
4th Layer: kimi-Lost in the Woods, soft light, 75%

Clipping mask was made by me using brushes by Anna Aspnes

Quote by Anne Bradstreet - "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."

~ klb

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I think we used the same flower and texture this week:)

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture work!!