Easter Celebrations

by Naomi on April 8, 2012

in Daily Life, Studio

Lovely little girl sharing easter eggs

HAPPY EASTER to all who celebrate it!

We’ve been having a wonderful time with our grand-daughter Mykaela, who delighted in an easter egg hunt in our garden and is sharing some bounty with her mom in the above photo.

With the abundance of chocolate eggs everywhere, I thought I’d share an interesting article that I found at the Chocolate Trading Co, explaining the History of chocolate Easter Eggs. Apparently “Modern symbols of Easter, such as the egg and the bunny, have their origins in paganism. Rabbits were the most potent symbol of fertility and the egg, the start of all life, was often thought to have magical powers”.

So in honour of real eggs, here is an image of a hen’s egg, backlit by a torch and touched by a fingertip. It formed part of a low light, slow shutter speed photo shoot, which explored the senses and offered an unusual perspective on some ‘everyday’ things – one of the pleasures constantly available to us via photography.

egg with finger


And now for the chocolate lovers among you, here is a studio pic that’s perhaps more to your taste – a basket of easter eggs photographed on our light table (one of the best investments ever for product photography) with the help of two soft-boxes and an additional light from below; all three lights flashing in sync:

basket of Easter eggs

EASTER EGGS in a basket - www.ovpstudio.com

Dave was busy with our video cameras during the easter egg hunt, doing a preliminary shoot-out between the Canon XF100 and Canon XF300. These two masterpieces are more than worthy of a dedicated article, which he will be publishing soon, so I’ll be sharing that for anyone interested.

In the meantime, we wish you all a magical day, full of memorable moments, captured for the fun of it with a handy camera πŸ™‚

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

kathy lloyd April 8, 2012 at 8:20 am

What a beautiful little girl!
Happy Easter to you too.


Naomi April 8, 2012 at 9:18 am

Thank you, Granny! Lovely to hear from you . . . have a special Easter πŸ™‚


granny1947 April 8, 2012 at 8:22 am

Just changing my name on your post….I made an oooops there.


nrhatch April 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm

My word . . . that’s a HUGE chocolate egg she’s holding! πŸ˜€

Loved the photos, Naomi. Have a SWEET day.


Naomi April 11, 2012 at 8:24 am

THANK YOU, Nancy…hope your day was super sweet too! XO


[email protected] April 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Adorable young lady – caught in the act of sharing, too.

The back lit egg fascinates me, Naomi. It’s grand that you can explore the world with such creativity through lens and light. Thank you for sharing it.

My Anglican roots have included insights to a few ‘paganistic’ influences that the church may not have completely accepted, but have decided to tolerate. Thank goodness chocolate made it through.

Happy Easter to Dave and you!


Naomi April 11, 2012 at 8:25 am

Thank you for your lovely comment and wishes, Amy. I’m with you on the chocolate πŸ™‚ Hope your Easter was wonderful! XO


Kate Shrewsday April 8, 2012 at 10:44 pm

You have a beautiful granddaughter, Naomi! And that egg is stunning! Happy Easter to you both…


Naomi April 11, 2012 at 8:26 am

THANKS, Kate! I hope you and your wonderful family had a fabulous Easter too! XO


Freedes (@myburntorange) April 9, 2012 at 9:28 am

Naomi! You are joking right? You look to lekker to be a grandma, I had no idea, you look awesome!


Naomi April 11, 2012 at 8:31 am

Aw, thank you Freedes, you’re a honey! To be specific, I’m a step-granny, as Mykaela is Dave’s daughter Terri-Lee’s little one…so perhaps you could say I’m cheating πŸ˜‰


Tammy April 10, 2012 at 6:35 am

Happy Easter Naomi. I hope it was great!


Naomi April 11, 2012 at 8:27 am

Thank you, Tammy! It was fabulous, and I hope for you and your family too! XO


Tokeloshe April 20, 2012 at 2:42 am

Excellent photos!

I appreciate the information on the photos πŸ˜‰


Naomi April 20, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Thanks a ton, Tok! I’ll be over to your blog soon to catch up on your lovely photo’s πŸ™‚


Melanie April 22, 2012 at 6:34 pm

She is a lovely girl. And sharing too, so she is probably as sweet as she is pretty.

You and Dave should enjoy Cool it. I got it from my local video shop, fascinating


Naomi April 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Thank you, Melanie, we do enjoy Mykaela πŸ™‚

Will have a look for “Cool it”, which sounds well worth watching – thanks for the info.


Nicca April 27, 2012 at 8:20 am

Great photos! I am sure a lot of people have already enjoyed their Easter holidays and she is a very lovely girl..


Naomi April 27, 2012 at 8:32 am

Thank you for your lovely comment, Nicca – much appreciated! I hope your Easter was special too πŸ™‚


Jamie Dedes June 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm

The backlit egg – original. I like it. Nothing trite about it. Lovely granddaughter. Sweet.


Naomi June 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

Thank you, Jamie πŸ™‚ Our grand-daughter turns six in a couple of days…she is growing up so fast!


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