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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.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Texture Tuesday Photo on Friday!

Kim Klassen's free texture this week is called "Yesteryear." Here it is on a photo I took of this one remaining flower in my Mother's Day bouquet. First is the original photo, SoC, followed by the cropped image layered with three Yesteryear textures in three different blending modes and ending with the same image using only one layer of the Yesteryear texture.  I can't decide which of the two textured photos I like better, so I'm sharing them both :)

Original image, SoC

Cropped image using three layers of texture
The first/bottom texture layer uses the multiply blending mode @ 55%, the middle layer is color burn @ 74% and the top layer is soft light @ 100%

Cropped image using one layer of texture
For this image, I used the Yesteryear texture with the color burn blending mode @ 74%

~ klb

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