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, September 10, 2009

Bench and Blooms



This lovely bench is one of a pair in front of a local business. It is inviting me to look closer.

To see more benches, visit Visual Norway. The link is in the sidebar.
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12 comments:

PERBS said...

What a lovely bench for one!!!!!!!!! Beautiful ironwork too and you can tell they care about it as it is in good shape. To think that there are two of them to use is fantastic. I wish I had one.

Drop by and see my tiny bench.

RuneE said...

It is very often in the details that you find the little things that sets them apart. As you have done here. I enjoyed them very much.

DUTA said...

Interesting ornamental bench. A bench in front of a business is good for the business as well as for those who want to sit down and rest for a while.

Pondside said...

Beautiful images, all of them. I especially enjoyed your Ruby Red images from a few posts back.

Viola said...

Hi! Lovely bench! I would like to drink my coffee-latte on this bench.. I've played a little with your cat, good fun! :D My cat is lying one meter and a half away from me and she got very curious, hehe.. My cat also looks like your Molly-cat, except from the white feet. :)

Pacey said...

Oh, reminds me to post some bench photos too which I've not done for a while now. Great and so inviting.

ellievellie said...

Lovely decorated space - the bench is full of curves - very romantic!

maryt/theteach said...

What a lovely scene, dimple! Nice photography job! :)

Tammy said...

How pretty!

Jientje said...

I LOVE benches, especially cast iron ones like this one. I'd love to sit there and watch people go by.

Brenda Leyland said...

Great photos.... nice bench! And your 'storm' photos were pretty neat to see. Loved the rainbow pic. I love rainbows as they have a special meaning for me.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely bench and the detail shows up so well against the red background.