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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.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bloom Baby Bloom

Took this shot of fireweed in front of a dirt-mover down in Anchor Point last month.  Loved the vivid pink against the orange-yellow of the tractor.  I used the text, "BLOOM Baby BLOOM" because I am entering a new phase of life and felt the need for some encouragement. I think I will print this, frame it and maybe hang it in my bathroom where I can see it every day. What color should the mat or frame be? I'm thinking bright {lime} green - will match my room colors and bring out the leaves in the photo.

Straight out of camera

Processing Formula --

* Cropped and duplicated original photo; set blending mode to Soft Light, 100%
* Added a layer using my "DI Texture 1" - Multiply blending mode @ 85%
* Added a layer using my "DI Texture 9" - Overlay blending mode @ 100%
* Merged all layers and clipped to clipping mask made from a digital brush by Anna Aspnes (designerdigitals.com)
* Added text - Font is KingThings Scrybbledot, reduced opacity to 75%

Print size is 8 x 10, 300 dpi

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