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, January 7, 2010

Pastel Winter Sky


Sunrise was magnificent last Wednesday. God painted the sky in pastels just for our pleasure. Enjoy!
Visit Skywatch Friday and Looking at the Sky to see more skies from all around the world.
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21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, peaceful capture, Dimple! Such soft colors! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

Ah, the total beauty of the Gem State. The snowy mount has a rugged style, the look of a huge and cold rock. But the pink color above adds a wonderfully soft tough above. In all, the beauty of God, with almost too many nice details to count. You live in a place of such majesty!

J Bar said...

Beautiful sky.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Carolyn Ford said...

Soft pastels and silhouettes are such a compliment to each other.

chubskulit said...

I love that soft pink color! I just followed your blog.

Happy Sky Watching, take care!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

The joy of nature indeed! The title says it all!

Thanks for the visit. I went to read your Bible blog. I have mine: In Knowledge and Grace.

It's only for inspirational verses.

And totally agree with Jesus holding the string of our life. Without His control and guidance, where would be we?

Joops said...

So cold!

My Sky shots.

Carletta said...

A pastel beauty over the snow capped mountain!
Carletta’s Captures.

~Cheryl said...

That is so very gorgeous! Have a wonderful day!

Gena D said...

It's gorgeous - looks like a postacard!!! Gena @ thinking aloud
My post at : http://tobethinkingaloud.blogspot.com/

Paulie said...

You caught it beautifully! I am too lazy to get up early in the winter for the sunrise.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Your photograph is like a watercolor painting--gorgeous gift from God. I'm glad you enjoyed my post on the Sunol Water Temple...it's a surprise standing out in the middle of a field, nothing else around it.

Benikos place said...

Beautifull and melacholic shot :))

storyteller said...

Sunrise is my favorite and your wintry pastel sky view over the mountains is marvelous indeed. Thanks so much for sharing. I've shared sunrise views from last Monday at Small Reflections this week.
Hugs and blessings,

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Patti said...

That sunrise is magnificent. I agree with my hubby that you have a nice contrast here, rugged mountains against a soft pink sky. The beauty of nature indeed!

Have a nice weekend ~

DUTA said...

After all the damage we've done to His Creation, God still loves us and offers us such stunning views of his skies!

Crazy Working Mom said...

The sky is magnificent, ever changing, and a wonderful photo subject! You've done an amazing job with this one.

Thanks for playing along!

-Tisha @ Looking @ The Sky on Friday

Helena said...

This is so beautiful. What a peaceful sight to start the day!

Bill S. said...

You have captured a peaceful colorful scene. People look for images of Him in man-made things - I see his handiwork in every sunrise and sunset.

Brenda Leyland said...

Isn't that a lovely view! So peaceful and soft.

Haven't been about for a little while, but I'm always happy to see your 'footprints' in my garden. I've been trying to get some other things done, and alas, that means my visits to my blogging friends is not quite as often as I'd wish.

It was nice to take a browse through your postings and see what you've been up to!

Blessings and happy day! Brenda