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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, July 8, 2011

McCarthy Photos

Here are a few edited photos from the 500 or so pix we took during our recent two-day trip to McCarthy, Alaska. We were there July 4-6 and had a lovely time visiting with friends who were already there on vacation. They gave us a fun tour of McCarthy itself, along with an informative tour of the old Kennecott copper mine a few miles away. I am sharing a photo of the mine in this post, but will have a separate post for just photos and info about the mine; a lot of history and even a newsworthy incident from contemporary times.

For now though, here are some taken on the drive up from Anchorage. Oh - and here's a link for you to use if you'd like to learn more about McCarthy itself :) - McCarthy, Alaska

All photos were edited using one or more of the following digital textures by Kim Klassen: Mayzee, Love in Layers, Stained Linen, Just Cause and Nature's Beauty. Clipping masks were made using digital brushes from "96 grungey lines by meth" and found at brusheezy.com and "Hipster Plume Korners N Edges No. 1" by Anna Aspnes from designerdigitals.com. Font used is CK_Alis_Hand.

~ klb

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