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 24, 2009

Scenic Sky, Shadows and Reflection


Wednesday was a wonderful, sunny day. I was thankful, as the light helped lift my mood. I had to keep an appointment and run a few errands, so I decided to use the route that took me past this place. It was a good decision! This view is my contribution for Skywatch Friday, Looking at the Sky on Friday, Weekend Reflections, Shadow Shot Sunday, and Scenic Sunday. Click the links to see more of each meme!
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52 comments:

eileeninmd said...

It was a great decision, you stopped by a beautiful place to snap this shot. Happy Holidays!

texasnascarcowgirl said...

what a beautiful shot. thanks for sharing

Sylvia K said...

It was definitely a good decision, Dimple! What a fabulous capture! That scene would definitely lifted my spirits! Stunning! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Al said...

Lovely photograph, definitely worth a detour.

marianne said...

beautiful skywatch photo! merry christmas.

Johnny Nutcase said...

really pretty! glad you had the camera on you..love the sun on the snow and ice :)

ladyfi said...

Wow - days like this really lift the spirits!

becky at abbeystyle said...

A gorgeous sweep of sky and land! May your Christmas be as picture-perfect as this landscape.

Diane AZ said...

What a beautiful winter scene complete with shadows, reflections and clouds! Happy Christmas!

Mridula said...

Good that you got some sunshine! Lovely composition.

Cezar and Léia said...

Perfect decision and thanks so much for sharing this fabulous shot!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

awarewriter said...

Great lighting Dimple. Thanks for stopping by and a very Merry Christmas to you.

Julie said...

What a blissful place! I can only imagine how quiet and calming it must be - except perhaps on the eyes where sunnies would be mandatory.

This week between Christmas and New Year is a perfect time for reflections and taking stock both of the year gone and the year ahead.

Merry Christmas. Happy 2010.

Robin said...

What a magical shot. I hope the smile it put on your face stays with you for a very long time.

Merry Christmas Dimple.

cieldequimper said...

Looks like I need to go further than Lewiston next time. This is soooo beautiful. Merry Christmas.

Quilt Works said...

Love shape of the melted water - good eye to notice it! Lovely winter photo!

I like it very much!


... "Moonlight becomes you..."

VioletSky said...

Lovely. I often try to choose scenic routes. It's nice to have that choice!

James said...

Beautiful. I like this shot.

manker said...

gives new meaning to "let there be light"
merry xmas from montana

gp

ellievellie said...

It reminds me of the time my family lived in Northern Russia - the rivers were frozen 5 months/year. We actually had to go skiing on the river as part of PE in school. Wonderful view!

ellievellie said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Thanks for playing along with Looking @ The Sky on Friday. I hope your Christmas Friday was lovely. This photo is amazing. :)

-Tisha

Malyss said...

There's nothing more that I can say : " Your picture makes me dream!"
I'm wordless! Thanks for sharing!

Regina said...

Great capture!
Merry Christmas!

Thérèse said...

A peaceful place where stopping must be a blessing!

Sweet Repose said...

The views of the sun lifts my spirits too, as we've had none for a week now!

Golden West said...

Lovely - Merry Christmas!

Patti said...

That is a stunning shot. What a lovely scene you found.

Happy day after Christmas, Dimple!

Paula Scott said...

Gorgeous! Don't forget to come back in the spring and give us the same shot! What a scenic place that is.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

A beautiful photo - I do like the "swirly" bits and the leaning tree silhouetted on the right.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Ralph said...

The beauty of the Northwest is quite apparent. The wide sky leaves reflections of nature's art, the water flows in a pleasant arc and the mount in the distance shows us the rugged Idaho landscape. Such stunning country compels us to keep looking and looking...

Shannara said...

Nice picture, thanks for sharing.

Helena said...

This is a beautiful photo of a beautiful place. I can see why it would lift your mood to stop there. :)

storyteller said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL view ... perfect for all three memes. I'm glad you stopped and decided to share with us. You're smart to be multi-tasking like this! Thanks for visiting the Sky Mosaic at Small Reflections last week. I'm playing 'catch up' today after a few BUSY days celebrating with family ... and am sharing a mosaic of Scenic Shadow Shots that I took in Hemet, CA on Christmas Eve.
Hugs and blessings,

Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely lovely shot - sparkling!

Melissa B. said...

A beautiful, artistic capture...really reflects the Christmas Spirit, doesn't it?

Eden said...

What a beautiful shot! Well worth taking that route.

Thanks for the visit

Lauren said...

such a lovely photo!

Carolyn Ford said...

Gorgeous light reflection in that photo! It was definitely worth the stop...Happy New Year to you!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Fabulous view - love those footprints - did a bird make them?

RuneE said...

You are well covered with this one - a beauty. Winter in a nutshell.

mbkatc230 said...

Gorgeous! I bet this did lift your mood, aren't you glad you took this route? What a beautiful scene. Kathy

Serendipity said...

This is really, really beautiful. Wow!

Dimple said...

Gerald-I just looked at those footprints up close, and I think most of what you see were made by birds. I have also seen dog paw prints in this area. Thanks for asking!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I thought they were probably birds - thanks for checking.

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

Yes... this was a wonderful decision..stunning shot!

knitwit said...

Such a beautiful scene! I hope you had a lovely Christmas!

chubskulit said...

what a wonderful capture!

MY SSS entry, Happy New Year!

Joops said...

Beautiful shot!

My Season's Shadows. May you have a prosperous new year!

Hot Fudge said...

Beautiful shot - I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

Rebecca said...

What a pretty scene!

simchieinspires said...

I see the sparkling of magical reflections and shadows.

Stunning.

Happy SS