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.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Watery Rainbow


This is a fish in our aquarium. The rainbow is reflected from the inside. I thought that it was a wonderful effect, and even more wonderful was that I was able to capture it! Except for reducing the size of the file, this is unedited. It is my submission for Mellow Yellow Monday, Ruby Tuesday, and Watery Wednesday. I hope everyone is having a great week!
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28 comments:

DrSavta said...

Fabulous photo! Wow! I really enjoy looking at your pictures. They remind me of where I grew up. Israel is very different. Next week we are off to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands... can't wait!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

a very interesting find

becky at abbeystyle said...

How rare to see a rainbow at this time of year! Nice capture!

Xavi said...

Thanks for visiting,
I went through Idaho to go to Yellowstone last summer.

DUTA said...

An aquarium is a good thing to have in the house; water is a major element and considered as bringing luck & prosperity.

As for the reflection of the rainbow - I'm wordless.

scribbler said...

It's wonderful..

my MYM

Ralph said...

The fish glides underneath the surface seemingly unaware of the glorious rainbow he share there. The look is brilliant, the man-made arc of colors enhancing the natural sea creature. A bold and equally soft look!

Leora said...

It's a pretty reflection! Thanks for sharing.

Carletta said...

Great capture of the reflection! Those aren't always easy - you did a great job.

Happy New Year!
Round The Bend.

eden said...

It's a wonderful effect indeed.

Happy Ruby Tuesday

Gena D said...

Goodness me, that's a great capture!!! Gena Vintage Rose Studio blog: http://vintagerosestudio.blogspot.com

Robin said...

Very cool shot! Great job capturing it.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

what a great shot..it's like sunlight through a prism..thanks for visiting :)

Hootin' Anni said...

That IS a great effect!!

My Ruby Tuesday is posted HERE --scroll down below the Heads or Tails Meme to find it tho!

Happy day to you.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Fish in the rainbow,
fish in the sea—how many
fish swim gleefully?

Milkmaids with ruby sashes!

A.M.I.N.A said...

Very unique!

Manang Kim said...

Wonderfully shot...thanks for sharing!

RRT:Macopa fruit

Stephanie V said...

Did the fish find the pot of gold? Great photo...good eye.

Dianne said...

that fish has a pretty home
great shot!!

Marice said...

wow thats an amazing shot! thanks much for sharing!

u may view mine here

Terry said...

dear dimple..what a sight for tired eyes, this lovely rainbow.
i am glad that the holidays are over...so much coming and going!
we get so tired...getting old, eh?
now i will get caught up on your posts and sonny's...
bernie is enjoying retirement but he seems to be want to be on the go more than me..ha!
take care dimple and thanks for your agreeing on my moderating my comments.
now when i get it in my email, i just reject that bad guy!
in fact, so far i have only got him once...
love terry

Helena said...

That is a very cool shot. Great capture!

jeannette stgermain said...

Rainbow, ecpecially these kinds are one of those unexpected pleasures in life!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So sorry I am so late in commenting. This is a beautiful photo! Happy Mellow Yellow!

Maggie May said...

It is a wonderful photo.

Nuts in May

Paulie said...

Just beautiful!

Paulie said...

Trying again! On second thought I see my comment did appear for you. Good! Now I can comment on the one above like I wanted to when I got interrupted.

moosh said...

Great rainbow shots. Your photos are amazing.