A Natural Beauty

I have been slowly working on another snapshot portrait this week.  There is an old photo of my mom that holds many memories for me.  So even though the exposure from the film camera wasn't the best, I dug it out of the family album.  I scanned it into the computer and got to work.

I did not edit the snapshot very much (I usually do) because the essence of this photo is where my mom is.  Her favorite place.  Glacier National Park.  She was drawn to the natural beauty of the mountains.  Here she is awed by the sparkling light on the lake and the freedom that the mountain landscape offers to all those who attend to it.

As I hooked the piece, I was taken back to my childhood, to living on a farm, vacationing in a camper, and enjoying being together with my family.  I miss you Mom.