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.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tree in a Tub Over Water


This is a tiny tree. It lives in a big concrete tub which has been placed on a bridge where pedestrians trek. That is why I have taken it from my trove for ABC Wednesday.
The bridge spans a river, which naturally is full of water. This particular morning the water was steaming up into the colder air, and above, behind the tree's top, a low cloud of water vapor made a good backdrop. All this water is why I have also listed this in Watery Wednesday.  Drop by these two fun memes to see more Ts and water.
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16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting shot! Really different, Dimple! I love it!

Have a great week -- or what's left of it!

Sylvia

Quilt Works said...

That's clever :-) The tree looks pretty - nice shape! And I love your clouds!


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J Bar said...

Great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Carletta said...

The tree is very nicely shaped to have survived in the concrete tub.
Lovely moody shot!

Hildred and Charles said...

How vry interesting. A nice watery photo.

Carolyn Ford said...

That is an amazing shot! It must be enlarged to appreciate. I say, Wow!

RuneE said...

A very nice effect made by the lonely tree at that foggy background.

Lindz said...

it's unusual;

Maggie May said...

That is most unusual and I love the look of it.

Nuts in May

Robin said...

It almost looks like it's floating with all the fog in the background. Cool shot Dimple.

Stine in Ontario said...

You could have fooled me! I didn't know it was a tub till I saw your explanation!

Tumblewords: said...

What a fine shot! I've never seen that tree in a tub, but I think I'd like to.

Judi said...

Perfect.

Terry said...

ha! dimple from the distance that tub looks like a running shoe or as the americans say a "tennis shoe".
of course when you enlarge the picture, it doesn't!
i just love the different shades of blue in this photo.
dimple, my favourite colour is blue!..love terry

NitWit1 said...

This photo has a lot of mysterious mood to it and interesting locataion.

Roger Owen Green said...

Definitely better enlarged; I didn't know what it was sans explanation.