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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, June 13, 2011

Alaska Botanical Garden {new photo added}

Stained Linen - Soft Light, 100%
Warm Sun - Overlay, 83%
Fonts: Beyond Wonderland, Century Gothic

Visited the ABG twice this weekend; first visit of the year. So much loveliness there - not only the flowers and plants, but the birdsong, the springtime scents and the vivid greens of the leafy trees. Took a total of 231 pix - three four of which I've edited so far and am sharing here :)

Mayzee - Soft Light @ 100%
Subtly Yours - Overlay @ 50%
Stained Linen - Soft Light @ 100%
Fonts: PetraScript, Century Gothic

Mayzee - Pin Light @ 100%
Fonts: PetraScript, Beyond Wonderland, Century Gothic

Yesteryear - Luminosity @ 15%
Yesteryear - Multiply @ 100%
Yesteryear - Soft Light @ 62%
Stained Linen - Overlay @ 45%
Fonts: Porcelain, PetraScript, Century Gothic

All textures by Kim Klassen. Decorative brushwork for clipping mask by Anna Aspnes.

~ klb


Amarie said...

Very beautiful and artistically done!

Evelyn said...

Very beautiful texture work!

Greenfingers said...

These are perfect and I couldn't help thinking what a wonderful set of botanical post cards they would make

Cedar said...

Quite lovely! So soft and dreamy!

elizabeth said...

Amazing photos and editing!

debsea said...

wow, these are all beautiful! great texture wrok! love them.