Happy Easter, Happy Spring

Hello and welome to My View for Sunday, April 24, 2011.

Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate Easter.    And a Happy Spring to Everyone.

Although the official start of spring is more than a month passed, Easter is time of renewal for Christians around the world.   And, indeed, as winter has hung on for a very long time this year, this Easter Sunday seems to mark the end of winter and start of the renewal of the earth.   It is a beautiful — and warm — day here in Georgia today and I’ve actually started planting spring flowers.

Earlier this month, I completed my first workshop of 2011 in beautiful Callaway Gardens and the quaint town of Warm Springs, Georgia.  I am forever grateful for the wonderful group of talented photographers who joined me there for this workshop.   I want to thank Lori Diemer who stepped in at the last minute, due to a family emergency for the photographer with whom I was to teach this workshop, to assist me.   We all had an amazing time and I am grateful and humbled by the comments they left for me about this workshop.  I will definitely conduct this workshop again next year!

I am also announcing a new workshop for the fall of 2011 in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine, from October 2-7, at the height of the fall colors in Maine at an incredible location.    I will be teaching this workshop with fellow photographer and teacher, Jim Pettit, a native of Maine living now in the Atlanta area.   If you are interested in joining Jim and me for this workshop, please see the workshop description and contact me.

As I am preparing to leave for New Mexico next week to conduct the New Mexico and the Spirit of Georgia O’Keefe workshop,  I leave you with this image of the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel in Callaway Gardens.   The quiet and the peace that surrounds this chapel in the early morning hours lend itself to contemplation and renewal.

As always, I very much appreciate your comments and critiques. They make me a better photographer, aid in my growth as a person and offer me new experiences.


Ida Cason Callaway Chapel

Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel

April 11, 2011, Callaway Gardens, Georgia

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 lens at 185mm, ISO 200, f/6.7, 1/60 sec, Bogen Neotec tripod

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12 Responses to Happy Easter, Happy Spring

  1. ned says:

    Really nice!
    yup, the old “neotec’ tripod…for some reason still remember Craig demonstrating!

  2. martijeffers says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Ned. Yes, for me, this is the ONLY tripod ever invented by someone who actually used one of the darned things. Easiest tripod to use that I’ve ever seen.

  3. Francie says:

    Marti that is so beautiful!! You caught the perfect contemplative moment, and I love the richness of the reflections.
    I will definitely have to join you for a Callaway Garden Workshop and I hope to see you sometime soon here in North Florida!

  4. wes says:

    What beautiful memories this brings back for me, Marti. Looks like you managed to grab a quiet day at this spot. I do love the quietness displayed by this image and I love the still reflections of the church at the other end of the lake. What a nice place to just sit and enjoy life for a while.


  5. Catherine says:

    Beautiful image, my friend! I remember this chapel/small lake well – I spent several hours there photographing, and it’s definitely filled with many treasures! WOW! The colors are fabulous – love love love the reflections!


  6. martijeffers says:

    Thank you, everyone, for stopping by today. Several people on my workshop photographed this chapel during the week. It is so lovely and such a place to contemplate and reflect that I could not resist going back after the workshop early one morning and photographing for myself.

    Happy Easter!!

  7. LakeLady says:

    What a beautiful image for Easter Sunday morning. Looks like you had a quiet time here at the Chapel. – Becky

  8. psycchic1 says:

    Marti, what a perfectly gorgeous setting. I love how the trees protect and enshroud the church. The lake reflects so beautifully—reminds me of your vertical motion images a bit. Very beautiful and serene…contemplative. Love it!

  9. aprilS says:

    Green in all its delicate hues! Washes of color and a lace of textures. Spring has not quite arrived here in Chicago… I’m hungry, and your beautiful image further whets my appetite. :)

    The Maine workshop sounds like a glorious bookend to Callaway. Meanwhile, I wish you and all the upcoming workshop participants a wonderful time in New Mexico!

  10. martijeffers says:

    Thank you all for stopping by and leaving your comments. I so very much appreciate them all. Have a great week and I’m looking forward to a wonderful group of people in New Mexico at the end of the week.

  11. tonebytone says:

    Marti, this is so beautiful and peaceful. LOVE those reflections!


  12. dgarait says:

    Hi Marti,
    That’s a beautifull shoot, i really like it. You make here some cool miror reflexion the green color here is so sweet.
    Bon Atelier et à Bientôt Marti sur nos sites respectif.
    David ( a French fan)

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