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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, February 6, 2012

Texture Tuesday 2/7/2012 ~ The Free & Easy eDition

This week's challenge in Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday group is to use at least one of any of her digital textures on one of our images. I took this photo at the Town Square in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on June 8, 2008. See my processing formula following the photos --



* Cropped original photo to 12 x 6, 300 dpi

* Made a levels adjustment

* Duplicated original layer; set @ Soft Light blend mode, 65%

* Added kk_Revolution texture by Kim Klassen - Color blend mode, 35%

* Merged all layers and clipped to photo mask I created using brushes from "Grungy Lines by Meth" and "Grunge Edge pack" (creator unknown), both found at http://www.brusheezy.com/

* Added text using CK_Alis_Hand_Official and Arial fonts

* Added watermark (Beyond Wonderland font)
Be sure to check out all of this week's creative entries at The Cafe


Pieni Lintu said...

Very pretty!!!

Leah C said...

Like a ray of sunshine!

Pat said...

I have to remind myself that Alaska has a summer season - your flowers are glorious!

Sherri B. said...

So lovely!

Evelyn S. said...

Oh, I"m glad you posted on my blog! I visited each of your blogs for a moment....am so touched by your "journey to the Promised Land"! I hope to visit again. Thank you for the recipe you used for your Texture Tuesday image. It's beautiful...and I am always in need of help with textures. Hope to visit again.

Linda said...

This is beautiful. The sooc was gorgeous enough but I love your edit.
Thank you for sharing.


Amarie said...

Love how the texture just brightens the whole photo up! Lovely!

Connie Smiley said...

So cheery and beautiful!

geetlee said...

love that beautiful yellow!

Sharon said...

Stunning! Thanks for sharing your process too. So inspiring!

AJ said...

Very beautiful!

Sandy said...

very pretty!