I know you probably read the title of this blog and thought you were going to see a bunch of kids’ portraits for Easter, right? I hope you aren’t disappointed. I wanted to do something a little more original this year. I want to display a portrait of Easter.
Are you wondering what I mean by that? How would you paint (or create) a portrait of Easter? East conjures so many memories and so many meanings….each is different for ever individual person that reads this.
When I think of Easter, I think of the childhood memories with my familly…the new outfit my grandmother had made for me, the Easter basket with candy and toys, the church service that would be taking place that Sunday…and the dinner and egg hunt that would happen after church.
I also think of the symbolism (for me) and this may of course be different for you….we each have our own thoughts, images, and memories that make up what we believe and how we perceive things.
If I was to create a “Portrait of Easter”, I would start with a glorious sunrise filled with birdsongs on a cool but not chilled foggy morning…..though this isn’t a foggy morning…it is a golden sun:
I had the wonderful opportunity to revisit a beautiful State Park here in Oklahoma.
A fellow Photographer and I went on a beautiful photo-walk on March 22nd, 2014. What a beautiful Saturday it was for a walk in the park and for photography.
You may not know this but the movie, “Where the Red fern Grows” was filmed in this hidden treasure place among the State Parks of Oklahoma in 1974. Natural Falls State Park offers camping opportunities with full access to the park for overnight campers, lots of wildlife trails, beautiful scenery including a very tall and breath-taking waterfall… It is a beautiful place for a family day trip, romantic picnic or just a cool place to walk and enjoy nature. Many people like to visit this place of wonder…nature is a wonder.
Have a wonderful day…and check back often to see where else we have traveled….or the people we have been fortunate enough to photograph along life’s journey. 😀
If you would like to read more about what others think regarding this scenic wonder, check out the links below: