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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.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Texture Tuesday ~ the "Autumn Burst and/or Do eDition"

Kim Klassen's original theme for this week's challenge was, "Do." Today, though, she added a texture -- Autumn Burst -- and changed the theme to include using her texture "and/or" the original "Do" challenge. My entry uses both.  The text on my image, "Lead me to the CROSS," is something I pray/DO every day. Life has been full of unexpected challenges for the last year and a half. Challenges of the non-photography variety. I cannot imagine getting through them and moving forward without Jesus by my side.

Oh. And I also used Kim's "Autumn Burst" texture on my image.

Straight out of camera


* Original layer: cropped to 8 x 10; levels adjustment
* Duplicated original layer and levels adjustment; set duplicated layer to SOFT LIGHT @ 36%
* Used a Hue/Sat adjustment layer and reduced saturation
* Added "Scripted Autumn" - MULTIPLY @ 65%
* Using a soft brush @ 25% opacity, erased texture from the cross in the photo.
* Duplicated "Scripted Autumn" - SOFT LIGHT @ 65% - again, erased texture from the cross
* Added "Autumn Burst" - OVERLAY @ 100%
* Used clipping mask made from digital brushes by Anna Aspnes (oscraps.com)
* Added text using VT Portable Remington font

Photo was taken in Happy Valley, Alaska, July 2011

Be sure to visit the other fun and creative entries at Kim Klassen Cafe'

~ klb


Pat Mark said...

Very touching, your story adds to the impact of the photo.

Kia said...

Great texture work for this touching image :)

johanna said...

great you show us the before and after - beautiful work!

Joy Burkhart said...

Love this photo and the texture work! God Bless!

Amarie said...

That is beautiful! Totally transforms the whole photo!

Jessica Vescera said...

Beautiful, striking photo.

Kathy said...

What an amazing view...wow. God's mighty creation. I love both photos. Nice editing work.

Bright blessings,

Tracy said...

Absolutely stunning and powerful! You could sell posters of that...