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.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's Friday! Time for Benches and Sky!

Sometimes I just can't decide. I looked through my photos for interesting sky pics, but none measured up. Then I looked again at this one, which I took only a few hours ago thinking of the bench.

"By golly, it can be a sky picture, too!" I said.

So this bench in the sunshine and the dark, threatening sky behind it are my submissions for both Skywatch Friday and Visual Norway's Bench of the Week!

15 comments:

Louise said...

This is a great one! I'm glad you gave it another look.

ramosforestenvironment.com said...

Beautiful choice. Beautiful shot indeed.
Luiz Ramos

Barbara Martin said...

Those storm clouds look like they might be carrying hail, and the bench is in a nice location to sit a spell.

J Bar said...

What a sky!
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

yep.. this is a sky picture.. and a storm is coming!

RuneE said...

That must be one of the longest benches I have seen - I hope I can sit there and enjoy the sight of someone else getting wet from what comes out of those clouds!

Dina said...

Wo, that's a heavy sky. But a light bench. Nice! Dramatic.

Bim said...

Huh, what a sky. Looks like quite a soup was brewing. I wonder who is meant to sit on this rather long bench? It looks like not much is going on there, or is there some business hidden from view?

imom said...

The sky is so beautiful and dramatic! Wonderful shot.

DUTA said...

I enlarged the photo , and indeed there's a menacing sky behind the bench and sunsine in front of the bench. Quite a contrast. Very good picture!

koala said...

By golly, it is! And a bit scary too. And it wasn't that cold on the glacier, come back soon to see the post and us us in shorts.

Dimple said...

RuneE & Bim- that IS a long bench, and Bim almost has the reason. It is around the small plaza in front of my church. On nice Sundays you will see several people there; but on a Thursday, when I took this shot, not so many.

flyingstars said...

WoW...simply beautifully captured shot!

krumbukter said...

This is a really good skywatch picture! It's a nice contrast between the sunny street in front and the threatening clouds in the back.

PERBS said...

I had to go use a different computer as my old one doesn't allow me to post comments without the "box" on blogger.

That is a beautiful bench and I am glad I amlate to find out it is a part of your church yard. Lots of room for sitting a spell and catching up on friend's news!

If you come by to see my Friday benches, you won't be disappointed as they are one of a kind, crafted by a power saw by a man at the county fair here.