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.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Reflected Elbow


I was killing time, waiting for a train to clear the crossing  so I could go home. I was looking at the train as I snapped this, and didn't see the reflection. It's a bit of silliness for James's Weekend Reflections. Have a great weekend, everyone!
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23 comments:

Josie Ray said...

Dimple, thank you so much for visiting my rainy garden. Your kind comments are so appreciated. Please also tell your SIL that I've had great success propagating rosemary and Provence lavender using the same method.

I love this reflections shot! Usually when my rear-view mirror gets in a photo (more often than I care to admit), front-and-center is my face partly blocked out by the camera (yes, we still have the old view-finder type). An elbow is a nice change.

Lovely scenery. Picturesque mountain, and freight trains always give me a good, solid Americana feeling.

cieldequimper said...

Funny one! Good idea!

VioletSky said...

Appreciate the bit of silliness! And what an otherwise clear view you had - were you the only one who had to wait?

~Cheryl said...

Watching trains is a great way to pass time! I hope they don't all become obsolete one day :( I'm wondering the same thing as VioletSky: you seem to be the only person on the road. Hmmm Did you leave work early to beat traffic? :)

webruci said...

Yes! This is a great picture:-)
I love it!

Have a nice day.
Robert.

Icy BC said...

It shows your creative side! That's very awesome..

Diane AZ said...

You must have been very surprised to find your elbow in the picture. Nice found reflection!

Dimple said...

Violet Sky & Cheryl- Actually, it was rather late, about 7 PM, September 1st when I took this, so I was the only one on that part of the road then. Most people were already home...

DUTA said...

I like trains, and in this picture you also have a terrific setting.

James said...

I love it! Good one Dimple. Actually that is a really nice shot with the bonus of being able to see the road behind. :)

Carletta said...

A surprise when you upload images is a good thing!
I think it's a great reflection and you also caught the reflection of the sun against the car.

Ebie said...

No, you were not silly, you were just creative! I love it when you see surprises on your shots!

Jientje said...

This one made me smile!

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

I wonder how many of us have a photo in the car with reflection in the side mirror. I have one we took last weekend I was going to post, would I be a kopy kat? Mine is different it does not have my elbow.
DF

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's a fun reflection photo...

Dimple said...

Everyone-Thanks for the wonderful comments. I like to get a tee-hee, and I hope others do, too.

Fiddlesticks--post away! If we were "kopy kats" because our reflections were in the water or on a window, no one but the first one would be original! Same goes for car side mirrors!

RuneE said...

You take your reflections were you find them :-)

PS You are quite right - "The blob" (which BTW is one of my daughters ;-) ) was placed intentionally just there to the break a potential monotony. However, I agree That she might have worn another jacket, but the picture wasn't exactly planned in detail...

Quilldancer said...

Hello, Dimple! I am an Idaho girl, too! Born & raised in Coeur d'Alene. I live in Hawaii now but soon will be back on the mainland. We're moving to Friday Harbor, WA.

It was nice to see pics from home (I scanned pages of your blog). Hawaii is beautiful but my heart longs for blue lakes and pine trees.

Thanks for visiting Punny Monday. The answers will be up after I return from taking my love to the airport.

quilldancer.com

Dimple said...

Quilldancer-How funny! I went to your blog from Heaven is in Belgium, wondering where she would be visiting while she was in the States! Then I couldn't resist your challenge, and now we're full circle, back home!

Robin said...

Funny, your elbow looks almost like a nose :).

Dimple said...

Robin-Now that you mention it, I can see the resemblance! I'm glad I labeled it!

Q said...

A very natural photo...
I am sitting right next to you!
It must warm....
Sherry

Lisannerosalie said...

What a treat to see a steam train! Great shots!
Very nice elbow!!! :))