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, November 5, 2009

Gateway


Last Tuesday was a nice day, and I had a little free time. I hope you enjoy this straight from the camera shot. The view is through a gate to a local cemetery, looking across a river. The plume of smoke behind the near ridge line is from a brush pile; now is the time many people are cleaning up before the snow flies.

For more pictures of the sky, visit Skywatch Friday and Looking at the Sky on Friday. For more reflections, visit Newtown Area Photo, and check out Shadow Shot Sunday for more shadows.
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40 comments:

JLTan said...

Nice. I miss the days when I was able to be as meditative and reflective. Life seems much busier nowadays. I should make time to for this kind of quiet time again ...

Serendipity said...

What a great shot from a creative angle!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Dimple: Neat sky shot through the gate.

J Bar said...

Great shot.
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~Cheryl said...

I like the angle you chose for this! Very striking! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful Sky Watch, and have a super weekend!

PERBS said...

Interesting shot! The graduated iron fence posts seem to point to different things in the picture beyond. . . it makes the water and mountain scene even more interesting.

Sylvia K said...

What a neat shot! Really great capture!

Enjoy your weekend@

Sylvia

Hildred and Charles said...

What a lovely gentle sky, and the composition is very nice....

Marites said...

I like the composition of your shot. Btw, we have the same black cat:) My skywatch is here

Carletta said...

Love the bold statement the posts make.
Wonderful shot!

susieofarabia said...

I really like this shot! Great perspective!

Joops said...

Very energetic!

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RuneE said...

In some ways this picture reminded me of France. Maybe it was the lilies of the fence.

Reader Wil said...

Very great composition with a real mysterious background.

Calico Crazy said...

Great photo, I love the view through the gate. ~Calico Contemplations

Ralph said...

These cast iron posts look lovely against the beautiful Gem State sky. The water is great, too. Excellent and artistic capture!

Dianne said...

your composition is stunning

Phoenix C. said...

This makes a really interesting composition. The smoke in the distance looks intriguing too.

awarewriter said...

The rigid verticals of the gate against the soft contours of nature work well. Nicely done.

:: flyingstars :: said...

simply beautifully captured shot...lovely!

Thérèse said...

Very nice. The gate makes definitively the picture.

Julie said...

The delicate outline of both the mountain and the smoke plume is in contrast with the definite and strong outline of the cemetery gate. Nicely composed.

cieldequimper said...

Oooh, wonderful place, subtle reflection!

VioletSky said...

I love the smell of burning leaves - though we aren't allowed to do that anymore, sigh.
The vertical gate posts make this look almost like a tryptic (plus one).

James said...

I think this photo is outstanding. I love the different things that catch my eye. The rising spears in the forground, the birds on the water,the mountains,trees and smoke. Then the reflection. Great picture!

Whenever I hear "before the snow flies" I think of the classic western "Shane" :)

Sunshine4Life said...

Nice one! Peaceful!

Happy weekend!

Arlene
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Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful view, the gate really adds perspective and foreground interest...

Diane AZ said...

Very interesting shot through the cemetery gate, I love it!

Tom said...

It make a great picture.. love the wee arrow heads on the rails...

Thanks for stopping by Wiggers World again Dimple.... it is a pleasure seeing your name pop up in my comments.

Tom

maryt/theteach said...

I love your shots, they are so clear and artistic! Great job, Dimple! :)

allhorsestuff said...

That is very nice...looking out to the water from a resting place~
KK

indiajourney said...

very neatly composed! loved the clean lines of the gate :)

Stine in Ontario said...

Very nice sky for Sky Watch! It's looks so peaceful.

Joops said...

great one!

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Quilt Works said...

Excellent composition! Very clever to include the fence!

Paula Scott said...

OK, I wanna go there and take some cemetery shots! What a tease! And, what a breathtaking view...

storyteller said...

Wonderful photograph ... interesting perspective.
Hugs and blessings,

Icy BC said...

Beautiful capture!

Robin said...

Very nicely composed, I like it.

Terry said...

these look like roman speers dimple!..

what a glorious different shades of blue scenery behind that gate..something you dream about and something you would see in a magazine...so peaceful..i just love this picture...love terry