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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Aquarium Fish

I don't know how this happened...I was messing around, taking pictures of the fish in our aquarium. This shot was very pink, but I could see that there was something more. I used Picasa to edit it, making a monochrome, and ended up with this negative-like image. Here is a color close-up of the same fish:

It is not good focus, I have a hard time with extreme close-ups. The fish are called Lemon Tetras.

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Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

When you enlarge the 2nd one it looks really cool.

knitwit said...

I have trouble with extreme closeups too. But these are really cool!!

~Cheryl said...

Both are very nice photos! Isn't it fun to "mess with" pictures and see what happens? Have a wonderful day!

Stine in Ontario said...

I think you can learn a lot by playing with your photos. AND it's fun!

Gunilla said...

Great shots.
Thanks for sharing and for visiting me too

Have a nice week
Gunilla in Sweden

Robin said...

What a fun accident.

Maggie May said...

Very unusual shots and an eerie quality on the first!

Nuts in May

Terry said...

dimple, this is incredible..the look like a negative picture!
maybe this white fish was a ghost!
i have trouble taking close ups too dimple but by the looks of this dark red fish with touches of purple, it doesn't seem like you have trouble at all!
i really like both of these pictures! terry