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

Mountain Squall for Skywatch Friday

Last Sunday was the last fishing day this year for me.
My husband and I were at Koocanusa again, but the kokanee weren't biting too well as most of them were preparing to spawn. The weather was unsettled, to say the least. This first picture shows a front moving in, waves of clouds in the ocean of air.


Next we saw the rain. Those white ridges and peaks are getting wet! The squall line was moving our direction, and when WE started getting really wet, we headed in.

Half an hour later we reached the dock--in the sunshine. We took a break at camp.
This shows the sun, shining through yet more rain. It was beautiful; very shiny and wet.
Then I turned around. . .



and saw the most magnificent rainbow I have ever seen! It was close-just across the parking lot. It had all the regular color bands plus extras on the blue end, and it went right through this Ponderosa pine. Click on the photo to see!

So although we didn't catch many fish this trip, it was certainly worth the time!

To see more sky shots, click the Skywatch Friday link in the sidebar.

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14 comments:

J Bar said...

Great rainbow.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Eaglesbrother said...

Good capture of the coming storm..and an excellent shot of a Rainbow.
Well Done !!

Bob

Hildred and Charles said...

What a marvelous rainbow, - it must have given you a great deal of pleasure.

Carletta said...

You can see it coming.
Those last two shots are just wonderful. I love the light through the trees and that little tree shadow and then the rainbow - terrific shot!

Pearl Maple said...

Cool capture of the rainbow, you don't get to see them every day. Looks like you had a great day out but when the weather turns, it sure does bring interesting skies.

Bim said...

I love the second cloud-and-rain photo especially - and what a peculiar and beautiful rainbow! I hope you dried off quickly :)

Miss Becky said...

I think your photos are lovely. They put me TIGHT THERE. thanks, and have a beautiful day!

Louise said...

Beautiful rainbow, but I love the prelude, too. What a picturesque storm!

Regina said...

Aamzing skies.

Jientje said...

That rainbow is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. Great capture!

Kitty said...

That second from last is such a beautiful capture! And I love the moodiness in the first shots. The closest I've ever been to the end of a rainbow was when one started in my neighbour's garden. I'd have loved to have gone over and tried to stand in it :)

Sara Chapman said...

You just have to love this shot of a rainbow. Wonderful capture. Your heart must have sung to see it! Thanks so much for visiting my scenic shot of a forest walk.

jeannette stgermain said...

A once in a lifetime shot - a rainbow through the tree! Wow, amazing - that's all I can say:)

Baruch said...

Fishing & great scenery - what a package!!