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Unless otherwise noted, all photographic images in this blog are the sole property of Kim L Branson and therefore may not be copied or used in any way without expressed permission by the owner. Thank you.

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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, February 14, 2012

Texture Tuesday 2/14/12 ~ the Happiness eDition

This week's challenge is all about Happiness -- What makes me happy? Brings me joy?  Many things, really... Getting lost in a good book. Singing along to my favorite praise & worship songs. Going on a photo-shoot. Glorying in the wonder of GOD's creation. Spending time with my Hubby. Hanging out with my kids. Creating digital artwork.


For the past 29 months I've found great happiness in my role as "Gammie" - with the birth of my granddaughter, Amelia, in 2009 and my grandson, Adrian, in 2011 life has become brighter, richer and more joyful! This photo is one I took with my iPhone over the weekend. Neither are really smiling, but I just love the B&W image and their adorable little faces. Of course, just seconds later they were laughing and squealing, out of sight of the camera :)

SooC


Amelia, 29 months; Adrian, nearly 5 months. Feb 2012

Formula

* Resized original photo to 6 x 6, 300 dpi
* Adjustment layer for levels
* Smart Sharpen filter
* Diffuse Glow filter
* kk_Felicity - Linear Light blend mode @ 45%
* kk_Fall In - Linear Burn blend mode @ 74%
* Font: Rider

Don't forget to visit Kim Klassen Cafe to see the rest of this week's fun and lovely challenge entries!

TFL :)

~  kimB

31 comments:

Susan said...

Wow...how beautiful!

Happy Valentine's Day ♥

Pat said...

Sweet photos of your grandchildren. I love the b&w and sepia photos - wonderful!

Evelyn S. said...

Even serious faces like these bring happiness! ;-)

Pat said...

Beautiful!

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