One is because it is the most important point of the life of Jesus and my faith in Him. If God did not have the power and did not raise Jesus from the dead than Jesus would just be another good teacher whose life lessons I could take or leave as it fitted my belief system. But Jesus did raise from the dead. Without the empty cross I would have no religion, but with it I have new life and a powerful God--the powerful God--walking by my side.
|1/40 f/5.6 ISO 1600 62mm|
The other reason I love Easter is that it was my mom's favorite holiday. She died when I was 15 but it was clear she loved Easter (including the Easter baskets) and we always spent it at church and with family. The few family shots I have from my childhood were taken on Easter Sunday.
|This is not my SOOC since I am the girl in yellow.|
|1/640 f/5.6 ISO 100 55mm|
|1/160 f/5.6 55mm ISO 100|
|1/250 f/5.6 ISO 200 86mm|
|1/800 f/5.6 ISO 400 160mm|
|1/1600 f/5.6 ISO 400 70mm (flaked and forgot ISO was up in the shade so changed shutter instead of lowering ISO)|
I'll end with one of my favorite shots of Sunflower from the day:
|1/800 f/5.6 ISO 400 145mm|
Have a blessed Easter week and don't forget to check out some more SOOC shots over at Jill's blog.