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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.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Texture Tuesday - "The Pink eDition"

The challenge for TT at Kim Klassen Cafe' this week is... PINK! I chose to feature one of my favorite PINK things -- the lovely fireweed. Although Alaska's official state flower is the Forget-me-not, this prolific plant is just as beautiful and - IMHO - would also be a sweet contender for state flower.

Photo was processed using Kim's "Love in Layers" (color burn, 75%) and "Aurora" (multiply, 100%) textures, as well as a texture I made myself using a photo I snapped yesterday of the hood of our burgundy-colored HHR (soft light, 25%). Clipping mask made from a brush in Anna Aspnes' "Hipster Plumes Korners N Edges No. 1" digital brush kit. Fonts are Lithos Pro ("Fireweed") and Rage Italic ("copper river alaska").

First image is SooC, but re-sized for the web. TFL :)

~ klb


Kristi said...

Oh, your image is gorgeous! Love how you put it all together. I am drooling over the background in your photo too....there must be some amazing photo opportunities there. Thank you for your sweet words and your visit to my corner of the world. Blessings to you!

Evelyn said...

Beautiful image ~ I love your texture work!

Cedar said...

Wow! Really stunning and I love how the color of the fireweed really pops in your edit. The textures look lovely on this photo! Great job!

A Box of Chocolates said...

the textures work really well on this shot the colour is amazing I don't think we have fire weed over here it is lovely