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.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Shady Creek Reflection


This was taken about a year ago. It is a little creek which runs near my brother's place in northern California.  I like the blue of the reflected sky and the shadows of the trees.

For more reflections, visit Newtown Area Photo. To see more shadows, head over to Hey Harriet.

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31 comments:

Julie said...

It is indeed a very pretty little spot made moreso by the blue of the sky and the dappled shading along the creek bank.

Carletta said...

On a warm day this looks like a perfect place to get your feet wet! Nice shot!
I loved wading in the water growing up.

Round The Bend.

RuneE said...

It reminds me very much of a very small creek that runs alongside our summer cottage. When it rains it get full - two days of dry weather and it is a trickle.

Ida said...

Good composition. :)

Cezar and Léia said...

ohhh California is a dream indeed!Wonderful shot!WEll done!
Happy weekend reflections
purrs and love
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Quilldancer said...

It looks peaceful and serene. I could sit there and read, I think.

DUTA said...

I love creeks, and this capture of the sky's blue in it is beautiful.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Your picture gives me an ice-blue chilly vibe. Perfect for this part of the year.

NitWit1 said...

Beautiful reflective photo.

Serendipity said...

What a lovely, peaceful picture.

awarewriter said...

Nice shot Dimple. I like the blue sky reflection too and the quiet solitude that's implied.

lakeviewer said...

Nothing takes us deeper than flowing water.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love those blue reflections in the water! They're one of my favorite shadow shots! Terrific shot, Dimple!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Beverley Baird said...

Whata lovely photo! Great place to visit.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Meet me at the creek.
Shuck your shoes and socks, washing
away your worries.

My Shadow Shot

Ralph said...

This is a fantastic look at nature. The varying textures are complex, with rock, earth and water together. They work well together in the stream, the blue being the nicest detail that you can add to this. Excellent!

Diane AZ said...

The blue sky color in the water looks wonderful with the dark tree shadows. What a lovely creek!

moe lauher said...

Great photograph

Thom said...

That is just beautiful my friend. Well done for the reflection. Have a great Sunday :)

wenn said...

lovely reflection..

Gattina said...

That's a very beautiful photo !

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Nice to see the water looking so blue.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a pretty stretch of water...

JOE TODD said...

I think I will take my shoes off and wade in your creek.

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful photo of a beautiful spot! Love the blue of the sky/water, and the sun dapples on the bank are wonderful. Kathy

Jacqui said...

I love that blue reflection - beautiful. xx

storyteller said...

What a LOVELY spot ... one I'd enjoy visiting in person!
Hugs and blessings,
My Weekend Reflections

manker said...

probably not near as cold as here in montana :)
nice photogs
gp

Melli said...

That is a sweet little creek. We have a gully that runs behind our house -- and if it rains REAL HARD, REAL FAST it becomes a creek! Of course, by the time it's no longer muddy, it's also no longer a creek. LOL!

Robin said...

How pretty, I love the blue of the reflection.

PERBS said...

Definitely the blue sky reflected in the water makes for a beautiful photo!