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, February 18, 2010

Monochrome Summer Sky


Lake Koocanusa, Montana
July 2009
I've been experimenting with monochrome--all you monochrome fanatics out there, especially John at The Aware Writer, have inspired me. I filtered this with a kind of dark yellow-tan in Picasa, and cropped it a little.

This is for Skywatch Friday Looking at the Sky on Friday, and Monochrome Weekly. Follow the links to see more great photos!
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29 comments:

J Bar said...

Top sky shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Liza said...

It's gorgeous! You did a great job. ;)

Mine is here.

Carolyn Ford said...

Pure magic!

lakeviewer said...

Stunning sky in the Big Sky Country. Where is the lake located?
My husband's folks came from Willowcreek, Threeforks, somewhere near Bozeman.

His childhood is full of such memories.

alwaysbcmom.com said...

That is really gorgeous!

Spiderdama said...

I like it! It`s great.

Patti said...

Monochrome does add drama to photos. But these clouds are dramatic in their own right.

Your editing is wonderful.

Manang Kim said...

So pretty!! I bet when this was taken it is a warm and happy day. Happy weekend!

SkyWatch-HalfMoon

JOE TODD said...

Really like what you did with your photo I like making firewood to

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The clouds are lovely - fluffy. Did they look this beautiful before you used the filter?

Calico Crazy said...

Gorgeous monochrome! I love the varied textures of your clouds and the play of light and shadow. ~ Calico Contemplations

Ralph said...

The monochrome actually makes the clouds darker, more ominous. The wide sky of Montana have offer a stunning look we just don't see back east - expansive, tough at times as beautiful!

Regina said...

Great clouds formation!
Nice capture.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Wow, some of the best clouds I've seen...so well defined...they seem so dense, unlike most clouds.

Julie said...

Very towering clouds which have been delightfully backlit.

RuneE said...

An interesting variation - I have never tried pure clouds and sky in monochrome.

Greenearth said...

Wow, that is a really awe inspiring sky.

Kilauea Poetry said...

I think this is just fantastic! Lovely shot-

Crazy Working Mom said...

This is an awesome shot. I love the dramatic clouds. These type of clouds are fun for finding shapes! :)

Thanks for playing along. Have a great weekend!

-Tisha @ Looking @ The Sky on Friday

BLOGitse said...

What a sky!
Happy weekend!

BLOGitsePHOTOS

John said...

Just proves that Montana is 'big sky' country. Nice shot and good use of the filter.

Dragonstar said...

Stunning sky, and perfect in mono.

Paulie said...

Looks like a little fluffy dog playing in a bubble bath!

happily retired gal said...

Magnificent monochrome clouds ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Sacred Ruminations

awarewriter said...

Bingo!!! You get the brass ring on this one dimple. This image is terrific. Such a sky!

ksdoolittle said...

Mighty fine! Thanks for swinging by my blog and saying hello! ~ks

Serendipity said...

That's beautiful :) Apologies for commenting so late - this week has been hectic!

Terry said...

nothing better than summer skies filled with big fluffy clouds like the ones in your great photo dimple...it is a work of art! and there are a few silver linings in those clouds!...love terry

Viola said...

Whow, great shot and great clouds!! Fantastic! Also the shadows in the post above! :)