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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.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Apple Blossom Buds

Took this shot over the weekend at our place in Eagle River. As usual,  first you'll see the original image, then the textured version. TFL :)

Straight out of the Camera

Edited, with textures, clipping mask & text
Layer 1/bottom layer: Stained Linen - color burn blending mode @ 52%
Layer 2: Silence - soft light blending mode @ 39%
Layer 3: Sweet Tart - multiply blending mode @ 21%
Layer 4: kimi-Lost in the Woods - soft light blending mode @ 55%

Layers 1-3 are by Kim Klassen; layer 4 is by Kim Boustany

Clipping mask is my own design, using grungy-edge brushes found at Brusheezy.com

Fonts: Aquiline Two and Century Gothic

~ klb


Vanessa C. said...


Jenni said...

Really beautifully done Kim. Just love it.

Kathy said...

So elegant. Beautiful shot and use of the texture. The quote is wonderful.

Thanks for sharing.


Geri Centonze said...

Very pretty!

Teresa Schmid said...


Creative Mish said...

Beautiful buds.. I love apple blossoms.

SLucy said...

Beautiful ;)

Miranda said...

Wonderful shot and great texture work. I love the frame.

Dianne said...

You did an awesome job with the textures. Just beautiful!!