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, December 31, 2009

Park Bench and Shadow


I haven't posted a bench recently, but last week when I was out and about I chanced upon this one. It invited me to take its picture, so I accepted! It's located in a small park in my little town, and looks rather comfortable, even in winter. I know PERBS and Malyss are still posting benches regularly, so if you would like to see more of these useful and interesting seats, stop by their blogs. For more shadowy images, visit Hey Harriet.
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25 comments:

becky at abbeystyle said...

Lovely pattern of orange and blue rectangles! Good eye!

Paulie said...

Nice little bench -- very sturdy and it looks comfortable. Nice shadow also!

Yes, PERBS is still doing benches but she also has a new regular blog under her first name, Paulie. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy New Year now that it is 2010!

DUTA said...

The bench is brown and its shadow blue. How interesting!
Our wooden park benches have been replaced with metal benches because of vandalism}.

NitWit1 said...

Lovly composition!

Malyss said...

Once in my life I'd like to sit on a bench surrounded by snow! It will probably never happen around here; But it's a pleasure to enjoy it on your beautyful picture!
Happy New Year!

Ralph said...

Lovely bench, the shadow so angular as it sits upon the turf. The look is of two season, the snow and non-snow. The sun is a beauty, the shadows long. A wonderful look at your small and invitibg little town!

Sylvia K said...

What a great shadow shot! And I, too, love your composition! Wishing you all good things for the new year! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Stine in Ontario said...

This is a great shadow, Dimple, and the bench looks like a comfy one too.

Jen said...

Great shot, but I wouldn't want to be sitting on it, Brrrr,
Happy SSS to you.

chubskulit said...

This would be a nice bench to sit on summer time.

MY SSS post. Have a great weekend!

Joops said...

lovely bench to rest.

My shadow Shots, have a great weekend and a happy new year!

Jazzbumpa said...

I have a shadow-on-snow shot this week also, but yours is the benchmark.

Cheers!
JzB

32˙North said...

Looks warm and inviting despite the snow. Happy New Year!

Hey Harriet said...

Very nice. The snow makes a perfect backdrop for highlighting the bench shadow!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

A snowy bench still looks appealing to sit on.

Happy SSS & GOD bless & wish a peaceful 2010.

Robin said...

Brrr... I'll wait until it warms up a bit if you don't mind :).

Carolyn Ford said...

Great shot and how wonderful you have some sun to create this perfect shadow! Enjoy those rays!

Crafty Green Poet said...

nice shadows, not just of the bench but all the background shadows too

lakeviewer said...

Intriguing, inspiring.

Gena D said...

Judging by your post you obviously enjoy park/ garden benches!? I do too!! nice post. thanks for popping by my blog and leaving a comment. Gena @ thinking aloud

PS. I will follow you too!!!

Pagan Sphinx said...

There is just enough snow behind the bench to cast a wonderful shadow!

Happy new year and thanks for the visit for my SSS post!

Mumsy said...

That's gorgeous shadow of the bench on snow! Thanks for visiting..

storyteller said...

Love the bench and the shadows are wonderful in the snowy weather ... too cold perhaps to sit down.
Hugs and blessings,

manker said...

gives new meaning to "park it here"... will be a great place to rest and meditate in warmer temps

blessings
gp

RuneE said...

At least you have got a sun on your bench - I suspect it might be quite nice to sit there and enjoy it.