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

Same Sky, Different Year


December 19, 2008



December 23, 2009

These are for Skywatch Friday and Looking at the Sky on Friday. Click on the links to see more skies from around the world.

14 comments:

Ralph said...

The beautiful sky blue, any time of the year, is always an outstanding capture. We love to gaze above in to the wonderfully blue heaven. Wonderful captures - Happy new Year!

Paulie said...

Lots different than our skies in Washington! But then, we also got snow this week so don't mind the cloudy skies.

Happy New Year!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful blue skies. Happy New Years.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Cool compare and contrast shots! Gotta' go back and see where you live -- I love those blue skies! Happy New Year.

Linnea W said...

What a difference a year makes, huh! There's no telling what the weather will do! Happy new year to you...

alwaysbcmom.com said...

The color of the sky in that first pic is absolutely amazing!

Serendipity said...

Both blue skies are beautiful. I like the first one best :) Happy new year!

Sylvia K said...

Wow! That is quite a difference! They're both beautiful! And, yes, the color of the sky in the first one is magnificent!! Hoping the new year brings you and yours much joy, love and peace! Happy, Happy New Year!

Sylvia

Eden said...

Very nice wintery blue sky..


Happy New Year !

Gena D said...

Crisp blue sky - typical of colder weather - lovely shots! Happy new year!!!
Gena @ thinking aloud

My LATSOF is up : http://tobethinkingaloud.blogspot.com/2010/01/view-over-harties-dam.html

Regina said...

Wonderful skies!
Happy New Year!
Cheers.

Carver said...

Both are beautiful sky shots and I like the comparison. Happy New Year.

Patti said...

Two stunning blue skies. The contrast is interesting.

Happy New Year!

Crazy Working Mom said...

I am certain that no matter what time of the year it is the sky is always amazing! :) Very nicely captured. Thanks so much for playing along with us at LATSOF!

-Tisha @ LATSOF