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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.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Texture Tuesday ~ the Cracker Jack eDition

This week's challenge for Kim Klassen's TT group was to use her "Cracker Jack" texture on our photo.  This shot was taken last Saturday in Petersville Alaska. I wanted to capture the changing of the seasons and focused on the orange-red leaves of the fireweed and the golden leaves of the aspen behind it. I used two layers of Kim's Cracker Jack texture on this image.

Straight out of camera

Formula --

* Cropped original photo to 8 x 10
* Duplicated original image - SOFT LIGHT blend mode @ 100%
* Added Cracker Jack Texture - MULTIPLY blend mode @ 75%
* Duplicated Cracker Jack layer and flipped horizontally
* Added processed image to clipping mask
* Added text - CAC Shishoni Brush and Century Gothic fonts

Please be sure to check out all the lovely entries at Kim Klassen Cafe :)

~ klb


Melinda said...

What a beautiful image- wow! And the textures make it even more so- lovely work!

Evelyn said...

A beautiful image!