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.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Monochrome Shadow



This is the side of a theater in town. It is an old building, and has had some close calls with the wrecking ball. I am glad that it wasn't destroyed! I like the repetition of shape between the window and the bicycle rack.

This is my submission for Monochrome Weekend and Shadow Shot Sunday. Click the links to see more of each!
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30 comments:

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thats always hard..I'm glad its still here. I like this- the shadows and the capture of both here! Nice submission-

becky at abbeystyle said...

Nice repetition of shapes and shadows. Good eye, you have, Dimple. As for the link to burg eltz castle, I'm not smart enough to know how to make one. So...it's www.burg-eltz.de/e_index.html. If you go to Google and write burg eltz in the search line, it'll be the first site that pops up. Happy visiting!

Paulie said...

Neat catch and great eye for seeing the similarities in bike rack and window bricks. Come see my heart I found in the sky today. . .

RuneE said...

An interesting composition with that repetition in both size and form. I'm glad that they have not torn it down.

Carver said...

Fantastic shot. This has such a classic feel to it.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Dimple, I found a new way to link to Burg Eltz castle...I used a sidebar gadget. click on the picture and it'll take you to the website. :)

Sweet Repose said...

Wonderful composition...sadly our wonderful old theater was the object of the wrecking ball...but they can't destroy my memories!

Ralph said...

I like the mirror shapes of the window and rack. The window has a simple and stylish brick detailing and the rack a shadow as its detail. Old, yet classic and beautiful the building is...

DUTA said...

The similarity between the window arch and the bicycle rack arch is amazing. And as usual, your 'scanning' eyes spotted it and your camera captured it beautifully!

Dragonstar said...

Yes, it's a perfect copy. I like the shadow too.

Cassie said...

Ahhhh I'm a friend of that theatre too! Good subtle Shadow Shot.

Still in Phoenix and itching to get home before all my bulbs pop up and die!!

Manang Kim said...

It's very unique like it. Happy weekend!

ShadowShotSunday

LDH said...

Very interesting shot! The repetition of the window shape and the bike rack is a wonderful capture! Looks like artwork.

Kindly, ldh

awarewriter said...

I like the repetition also dimple. The light has a Mediterranean quality about it too.

knitwit said...

I love photos of older buildings. They make such interesting subjects. Beautiful!
Oh, and I tried my coffee with milk and unsweetened cocoa powder and quite enjoyed it--thanks for the tip!!

Mike Simmons said...

Very nice image Dimple! It carries the eyes all around the photo! Well done! Thank you for your comment today. I like your Bible Blog too!

EG Wow said...

I hope the building STAYS! I also like the repitition of shapes. Great capture with your lens.

Patti said...

I'm also glad that building is still standing. I love the design found only in old buildings They don't make them like that any more.

I'll echo the others: I also like the repetition of the shape.

Have a nice Sunday!

Patti said...

haha- my cat was right next to the monitor and I accidentally slid the mouse over your cat as I was publishing.

He was startled, to say the least. Now he is looking out the window, wondering where the meow came from.

John said...

I like the symmetry

Beth Niquette said...

Beautiful! Wow!

Just to let you in on the mega-church my sister and I always write about when we take photos there.

It wasn't a "Bible" believing church. The Learning Enrichment Center had statues there from every religion, including Jesus (who had no nailholes in his hands or wrists, Buddha, Krishna and the great stick god which was located in the middle of a circle garden which was to show nirvana.

The church caved when it was discovered the woman pastor there had embezzled millions of dollars from people. It fell from within.

Just so you know--the abandoned building isn't a church as most people would think of it.

happily retired gal said...

Interesting find ;-)
I hope it continues to survive the wrecking ball.
Hugs and blessings,

Johnny Nutcase said...

such a neat composition, good eye on this one! and the monochrome really works for it - cool shot!

Tom said...

Hello again Dimple
This is a loverly Monochrome shot.. as are the ones below.
Thank you for your visits and time... they are very much appreciated.. :O)

Maggie May said...

These old buildings have so much character. Our city is filled with them.

Nuts in May

NitWit1 said...

Yes and interesting play of shape for Monochrome Monday.

ksdoolittle said...

I'm lovingn it!! You have quite the eye! ~ks

cieldequimper said...

Classic photo, very nice in b&w.

Happy Easter to Idaho!

Evelyn Howard said...

Nice mono. I like how the shape is repeated in window and grille on the ground.

MyMaracas said...

Excellent! Well spotted and nicely photographed.