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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.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Been Awhile...

Lots of photos I have not posted in the last several months. Challenges and trials (literally) and changes have filled up this year. I still love photography and the way taking and editing photos help me mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This year, however, I find myself using my "real" camera less and my iPhone camera - or more accurately, my Instagram app - more and more. It's a fun, quick and easy way to record the goings-on in my life, without having to lug around my Fuji.

This post and the next few following will share many of the Instagram shots I have taken this year. Only editing done was in the app itself and not through Photoshop as I have done with my other photos.


~ klb


Kia said...

What a lovely collage! :)
All the very best to you this season and wishing you the happiest, healthiest New Year!

monica devine said...

Hello! I live in Eagle River and found your site through the great Kim Klassen cafe. Photography is my passion...looking forward to taking Kim's class.

kimB said...

Thank you, Kia, for your kind words. May 2013 be a year full of wonder, joy and adventure for you and Zeno!

kimB said...

Monica - how exciting that you live in Eagle River! I lived there for many years and moved into Anchorage three years ago today :) Which of Kim's classes are you taking? I signed up for Beyond Beyond, but would love to take the Round Trip class as well, but not financially feasible right now.

If you're interested, I'd love to keep our communication going and perhaps even get together on occasion for photo adventures :)

Have a great weekend and be careful if you go out during this warm, rainy weather...

Hugs - kim