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 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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