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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.

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.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Texture Tuesday Photo

Okay, I'm a few days late, but hope you all like my submission :)  About a month ago, when we still had quite a bit of snow and temps below freezing, I spotted these cute little buggers growing along the top of the fence that separates our condo building from the one next door. It's hard to tell from this photo, but they are extremely tiny - the round white spots are actually regular-sized nail heads - and the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw them was... "Shrek Ears!"

I used a variety of textures, but the two of Kim Klassen's that I used were "Sweet Treat" and "Silence." Both were "soft light" blending mode at 100%. The clipping mask/frame is one I made using a few digital brushes. Fonts are "Beyond Wonderland" (Shrek Ears!) and "CK Footnote" (date).

~ klb


Dyche Designs said...

Those are cute, neat pic.

Kate said...

Kim -- I love your blog and the photograph you posted on Kim Klassen's site!

Linda Makiej said...

Terrific photos here!! You have a lovely blog - Glad to have found you to follow!