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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.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Texture Tuesday ~ the Orange eDition

I skipped last week's TT by Kim Klassen, but am back this week with my ORANGE entry. This toadstool photo was taken three years ago - Aug 2008 - in our yard. August is when all the musrooms and toadstools "bloom" and show their vibrant colors.

Straight out of camera



Formula --
* Cropped original layer and did a levels adjustment
* Duplicated original layer and used MULTIPLY blend mode @ 75%
* Added Kim Klassen's "Cracker Jack" texture and used MULTIPLY blend mode @ 100%
* Added Kim's "Golden" texture and used SOFT LIGHT blend mode @ 100%
* Added Kim's "Chamomile" texture and used PIN LIGHT blend mode @ 65%
* Used a layer mask on the Chamomile texture with eraser brush set at 75% opacity
* Used clipping mask made with brushes by Anna Aspnes (designerdigitals.com)
* Added text using High Tower Text and Century Gothic fonts

Be sure to pop over to Kim Klassen Cafe and check out all the other creative entries for this week's challenge!

TFL ~ klb

22 comments:

Pat Mark said...

You really brought out the beauty of the mushroom. very well done.

sallyt said...

Wonderful processing. gorgeous picture. Love your banner, too.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Oh what a beautiful little toadstool and thanks for the details of your edit.

Nadege, said...

The SOOC of the mushroom is great but the texture you have added really make it stand out, great job.

Evelyn said...

A fabulous image!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wonderful image. V

Dyche Designs said...

Loving this image, great capture.

Vickie ~ BGlad Papercrafts ~ WhimseyDimples Studio said...

Beautiful!

Barb said...

I LOVE this! great texture work! I found some of these toadstools this year - I was totally flabbergasted!

Deanna said...

What an incredible mushroom, love the colors and the processing really made it stand out!!

em said...

I love your edit!

June Scott said...

I love it! I remember being in the Adirondack mtns (NY) a few years ago and taking 100's of pictures (literally) of toadstools, peace pipes, etc. The stuff of Fairyland! :)

Sivinden said...

Very decorative toadstool - even though it's poisenous;) Lovely textured!

tiarastantrums said...

oh great capture!

Pat said...

We've got a number of mushrooms growing in our yard too - but none look like yours.

Leah C said...

What an incredible toadstool! I've never seen one like that before:)

erkarts said...

This is beautiful!

yvette said...

A beautiful image...my imagination runs with fairies and toadstools, hidden in underlying forest floors.
A great image and texture work!

yvette said...

A beautiful image...my imagination runs with fairies and toadstools, hidden in underlying forest floors.
A great image and texture work!

Kathy said...

Love this! Great capture. I love the processing too.

Have a wonderful day.

Bright blessings,
Kathy

Grandma Deal said...

Wonderful photo, great editing. Love it.

Amarie said...

Beautiful capture!