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, October 15, 2009

New Orleans Sky


May 2008, from one of the levees built to contain the Mississippi River.
To see more skies, visit CrAzy Working Mom and Skywatch Friday
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14 comments:

alwaysbcmom.com said...

Very nice!

~Cheryl said...

Great Sky Watch photo! I like the skyline, too! There's lots on interesting things to see.

Carletta said...

Must be quite an experience to sit on that bench and take in the view - looks like a beautiful scene!
Carletta’s Captures.

Maggie May said...

That is a great photo looking over towards the bustling city.

Nuts in May

RuneE said...

I hope they will neve be put to such a test again.

Tanja said...

Beautiful, I love New Orleans and want to revisit some time

Crazy Working Mom said...

Ahhh...New Orleans, what a place. Beautiful sky! The mighty Mississippi can be brutal. Good to see those levees holding it in. :)

Thanks for playing along. Happy Friday!

-Tisha @ Looking @ The Sky on Friday

Robin said...

I really like how the gentle downward slope of the land seems mirrored in the upward slanting line of the clouds.

Calico Crazy said...

I've just moved near the Mississippi and it keeps me fascinated and snapping pictures. I can't wait to get a chance to travel up and down it some.

Calico Contemplations

Lindy MacDuff said...

Lovely sky and great capture of the city skyline. We visited there years ago but never saw it from this perspective.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your nice comment. BTW, I'm not ready for the cold, either!

webruci said...

Dear Molly:-)
thanks for your comment and visit. You have two wonderful blogs. I'm a great fan of the Bible, I read several time, but you know, we can read all of the life,they always tell as new ideas.

Good night:-)

eileeninmd said...

Nice skyline and skywatch photo. Thanks for sharing your skies.

:: flyingstars :: said...

simply beautifully captured shot...lovely!

Bim said...

I love this! Beautiful :)