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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

Tonight's Textured Photos

Here are two pix I took tonight for the "7 Days in May" challenge LO at the Jessica Sprague site...

The theme of the challenge is "This is Love"  - I thought this Scripture verse was perfect, so I arranged this dying bloom on my Bible and snapped away. These were the two best shots of the bunch. I did the same editing treatment for both photos and did a little desaturation in the top photo, but not in the bottom. Used three of Kim Klassen's textures, as well.

Bottom Layer:Chamomile, color blend @ 48%
Middle Layer: Silence, overlay @ 38%
Top Layer: Yesteryear, darken @ 37%

The verse I focused on is 2 John 1:6 - "And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it."

At first I thought of the widely-known John 3:16, "For GOD so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." -- a wonderful verse, as it demonstrates the undeserved love we received from the Father, but I really wanted to show what it means to GOD when we love Him.

~ klb

1 comment:

Jenni said...

Love it!!! So beautiful :)