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.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Monochrome Scene


I like this old barn. I took its picture last November and used a green filter when I converted the color shot to black & white. It works for two memes--Monochrome Weekend and Scenic Sunday. Follow the links to see more great pictures!
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30 comments:

J Bar said...

Beautiful in black and white.

Greyscale Territory said...

Looking glorious in monochrome! So much textured interest in this scenic view!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Love old barns. I used to paint them when we lived in Iowa...the countryside was riddled with them. Really fun to explore.

awarewriter said...

Neat shot dimple. You could go a bit darker for more contrast. Thanks for visiting. I'll be going back to visit the small cedar grove again next week when we dry out from all the rain. Thank goodness it wasn't snow this time.

lakeviewer said...

Stunning! It would make a great painting too.

James said...

This is excellent. I love old barns. You did a great job with this photo.

Paulie said...

Neat catch pf that old barn!

RuneE said...

You must visit this barn again - it seems to be loaded with interesting subjects.

Amanda said...

Very cool shot. Love old structures of all kinds.

Müge Tekil said...

Lovely photo, I like it in B/W.

Have a nice Sunday,

www.la-douceur-de-vivre.com

Al said...

That is an excellent photo. Black-and-white is certainly the right choice for it.

Jane said...

Looks quite cold too, I like the choice of filters on PS they are quite handy to have. Thanks for sharing looks like a very old barn.

Kilauea Poetry said...

This is excellent- beautiful capture of a quaint hidden realm-

Rob said...

Enjoyed this considerably – thank you for sharing…
…rob
Image & Verse

uncertainhorizon said...

That is absolutely beautiful!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Beautiful capture in monochrome.

Maggie May said...

This looks sort of textured. Very unusual.

Nuts in May

Cassie said...

I love old barns like that. If only those walls could speak! Have a great week Dimple!!

Hootin' Anni said...

And oh the stories this can relate to us all. Love the composition.

My Monochrome Weekend is photos of a black n white pencil sketch I just finished. This is my 1st entry for the meme. Come visit if you can find time.

HERE You'll need to scroll down a bit to view.

Have a great week ahead.

DUTA said...

The barn is amid a countryside setting, it looks an integral part of it, not some stand alone unit.
It adds beauty to the overall picture and it benefits from the beauty of the countryside background.

Lovely,lovely picture in monochrome!

Nezzy said...

This barn is so common her 'round the Ozarks. I love the black and white contrast of the picture. 'Just beautiful!!! This farm gal 'gets' barns.

God bless ya'll and have a wonderfully blessed day from the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

knitwit said...

I love the black and white, and that you took something that could be such a common sight anywhere, saw the beauty in it, and shared what you captured! I always love your photos!

~Cheryl said...

This is truly a fabulous old barn! Such personality. Thanks for stopping by and singing today! Loved it!

Dragonstar said...

A photogenic old barn, well suited to the mono treatment.

Terry said...

dear dimple..i like this old barn too, and i will be back later to study it and read your comments..thanks for your visit to my blog...love terry

Viola said...

Sure an old barn! But it's nice in the way that it brings up good thoughts about a life in the past.. Something that never comes back.. Beautiful photo! :)

Viola said...

and Hi to Molly! Hehe.. ;)

Nezzy said...

Hey sweetie, I just wanted to thank you for hoppin' over and leavin' your sweet comment! Your welcome anytime, come on over....put your feet up....sit a spell! :o)

God bless and have a fabulous Friday!!!

Stine in Ontario said...

I LOVE old barns and this is a particularly nice one!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Neat shot! I love old barns, too and this one is great, good in monochrome. Like the snow on the roof and hills, too!