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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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Texture Tuesday ~ Vintage

This week at KimKlassenCafe, the theme was "Vintage." I first thought of taking a shot of my Dad's old Underwood typewriter (which I believe originally belonged to my grandfather), but then I remembered taking these detail shots of a gorgeous old Chevrolet outside my mother-in-law's home a few years ago. My dream car is a 1957 Chevy convertible in this vivid shade of turquoise, so imagine my delight when I spotted this baby!

All of these images use the following textures and blending modes:

Yesteryear - overlay blending mode @ 67%
Yesteryear - multiply blending mode @ 73%
KK Trust - multiply blending mode @ 14%
Chamomile - multiply blending mode @ 14%

All textures by Kim Klassen and can be found at www.kimklassencafe.com


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