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, November 14, 2009

Reflections Can Be Strange!


This was taken last August a short way from home. When I first saw it, I wondered what it was. I have cropped out as much of the context as possible....What do you see?

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17 comments:

cieldequimper said...

That has got to be a water reflection. It looks a bit like a wolf to me. Excellent shot!

kaye said...

I don't have any idea, but it looks possibly like a reflection off water onto metal.

awarewriter said...

Looks like a hawk plunging to earth. Great shot.

Barbara Martin said...

Unique reflection of light. As to what it's from, I have no idea.

Quilldancer said...

I am thinking it is a reflection off a shimmering pool of water -- perhaps a small pond or birdbath? What it ultimately is, is intriguing!

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Ida said...

A dancer...
Artistic and creative.
Very nice! :)

Stine in Ontario said...

I think the sun is shining on a pool of water and the light is shining on the garage. :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Dimple: I think I see an elephant from the eyes and the trunk in front.

RuneE said...

I would say it was a reflection of the sun from a not quite still puddle of water onto a wooden wall. Or the wall may be catching fire? :-)

Ann said...

What is it? I think in the line of fishig guy, it does look like an elephant.

Thanks for visiting.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

It looks very woody to me but wouldn't know what was being reflected.

James said...

Strange but very cool. That is really neat.

Maggie May said...

It is obviously a scrunched up hand but before I realised this....... I saw a horrible wizened old man with a hooked nose!

Nuts in May

mbkatc230 said...

This is an intriguing shot. My first thought wss that it was a dancer. But what is causing the reflection? I have no idea. Kathy

Carletta said...

I could have sworn I left a comment here and came back to see what was reflecting.
I see large mouthed fish on the side of this 'building'. Not sure what the glimmery light is reflecting off of.

Dimple said...

Well, everyone, come back next weekend and I will post the context of this photo and tell you what I first thought when I saw this reflection.

Terry said...

dimple..i see the refection of a face and a reflection on both sides, a cat as if the person is holding one i each arm...really neatto!..love terry