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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, August 2, 2011

Texture Tuesday ~ "Anything Goes" eDition

Took these floral images at the Centenial Rose Garden in downtown Anchorage on July 30th. Kim Klassen's requirement for this week's TT was to usse at least one of her textures on one of our favorite photos.  I'm not sure any of these photos are my "favorite," but they're my favorite of the 50 or so shots I took at the garden!

Each photo uses three of Kim's textures: Granny's Cupboard, Canvasback and Canvas Back Magic. I hope you enjoy these shots and will also pop over to Kim's blog and check out all of the other lovely, creative entries from this week's participants :) KK Texture Tuesday

~ klb


Kia and Zeno said...

Hi Kim,
so many gorgeous images today! The last one with the fuzzy bee is our fave. Beautiful texture work, well done :)
Have a happy August!

Evelyn said...

A beautiful collectionof images!

Dyche Designs said...

Pretty captures.

Pat said...

All of these photos are amazing - I especially like the first one.

Anneke said...

I like the first one very much! Have flowers like this in my own garden, find it hard to get them well on the photo. You did a great job, nice texture work as well. The others look great too!

Linda Makiej said...

Really great editing here!! Love the texture work!

EarlK said...

Hi Kim,
Very nicely done. I like especially the edge effect.

Barb in Texas said...

Hi Kim,
This is my first visit to your blog, especially luv your flower creations!
Thanks for inspiring me.
Barb in Texas


Evelyn S. said...

I wish my dianthus looked like those! Your flower images are beautiful, and you've "embellished" them with textures in a wonderfully subtle way!

Sivinden said...

Very well edited! Beautiful pictures.