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, September 2, 2009

Watery Wednesday-Summer Calm


I am thankful for scenes like this.

Captured last week, close to my home, this is completely unedited.
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14 comments:

Petit Eyekiss said...

This I called "eyekisses". Very nice photo!

Q said...

Very lovely! The apples on your previous post are beautiful too...You have the eye for seeing the beauty all around you.
sherry

Brenda Leyland said...

Now that's lovely. I can feel the peace. Sitting and looking at that view for a while would certainly soak away the stress.

storyteller said...

Ah ... how lovely! I could sit and enjoy this view for a long while. Thanks for sharing. I've shared a watery outdoor photo my sister took in South Bend, Washington at Small Reflections this week ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Regina said...

Its truly beautiful and a peaceful scene.

Leora said...

I would enjoy being there.

Carletta said...

Very lovely! The sky reflects a beautiful day.

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

Very beautiful. Thanks.

Arija said...

A delightfully serene shot, so restful.

kbguy said...

very beautiful. Nice photo.

RuneE said...

And the calm was very beautiful!
PS Thank you for the commemt! just say "Gone fishin'" :-)

ellievellie said...

Beautiful view. The dry tree gives the image a mystical tone - of a place somewhere out there - where gardeners are not allowed - and nature is the only one who does their job :)

lakeviewer said...

I've come in from Lucky's blog. Your pictures are amazing. I shall be back to enjoy more.

Baruch said...

A beautiful scenic captured with a great composition