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.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Leaf





One morning early last September,
I was waiting for my sister-in-law to finish some business.
This umbrella plant caught my eye.
I liked the round leaves against the straight blinds and the shadows showing through.
And that new leaf, so much smaller than the others--
could I capture it?


Yes!

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15 comments:

Patricia said...

Beautiful!

PERBS said...

I have one of those! I won it for paying my rent on time about 7 years ago. It is getting big now! BUT, I know it by another name which I can't tell you now because I am not home to look.

DUTA said...

The young, small leaves fascinate me with their delicacy. The light green and dark green on the beige stripes of the blind catch the eye offering a nice tricolor sight.

Terry said...

good morning dimple...we have one of these trees and it is getting so big!
when bernie and i moved to our house 13 years ago, the lady who we worked for gave us a slip off of her office plant and it has done really well. it is a tree in our house. in the spring and summer, it spends its days on the front porch decorated with an american and canadian flag, but i never knew what it was called before today! umbrella plant..real cool!....have a real nice day...love terry

Stephanie V said...

What amazing shapes and shadows. A really lovely photo that takes me to a hot summer day.

Gwendolyn said...

Great use of shadow and lines. I like this unique picture. Thanks for sharing.

craftymom said...

It is interesting entries... Happy MYM!

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Carin said...

Beautiful plant! Delicate entry!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I've never seen this plant before. I like it!

Leora said...

It forms such interesting patterns against the white blind.

eden said...

a stunning capture. i love it.

Carolyn Ford said...

I love the light, contrast and texture in this photo! Very very nice!

Mary said...

Beautiful! It almost looks like the pattern on some modern wallpaper... terrific capture!

Brenda Leyland said...

It's always amazing at how much beauty there is everywhere we look, if only we just look. Glad you took a pick so we could enjoy too.

susieofarabia said...

You're right - the blinds in the background really add an interesting element to the shapes and textures of the photos - good job!