Credit Where It Is Due
Credit Where It is Due
I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
D is for Dirt!
In northern Idaho where I live, sand must be stockpiled for spreading on icy winter roads. That is what you see here. The machine operator starts at the bottom of the pile and pushes it higher, adding dump-truck loads each day until there is enough. I'm sorry there are no people or autos in this picture to give a sense of size, but the machine doing the pushing is about 12 feet tall. (I'm not up on metric measurements, but I believe 12 feet would be a little less than 4 meters.) This pile is not complete, but should be sometime soon.
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