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, April 9, 2010

Forest Pool Reflections


Look what I found on my walk today. At this time of year there are springs running, and the water chooses the easiest path to the bottom of the slope, which in this case was down an access road. This little pool has ripples from the water running into it and trees and sky reflected from its surface. It is my submission to James's fun meme, Weekend Reflections. Follow the link to see others!
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19 comments:

Viola said...

Spring water finds the funniest ways here ande there sometimes.. Many nice photos here since last I visited you! The spring has come to Oslo, too :)

J Bar said...

Wonderful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

Great shot for the day, Dimple! Amazing where we find them isn't it? Hope you have a terrific weekend!

Sylvia

Thom said...

That is just wonderful. I love it. Isn't it amazing what nature can produce? Well done :) Have a great weekend :)

~Cheryl said...

This is a great reflection! I wish I had an eye for them.

RuneE said...

You very often just have to look down to find a nice subject.

Thank you for the comment - the lights were powered by electricity.

cieldequimper said...

Spring is full of water, isn't it?!!

Terry said...

dear dimple..i just had to go to facebook which i rarely go to and i saw your picture.
oh you are so beautiful and your long hair is just so gorgeous!
and you certainly don't look old enough to retire..that is for sure!

this is a lovey picture of the spring waters.
i can almost hear it singing..so glad to be melted and drinking in the sun and breathing the spring air!............love terry

ps..tell me dimple..do you have a hard time with sonny's comment boxes opening when you comment over there?
for some reason, it takes me sometimes twenty minutes before i can get in..!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

ah such puddles are wonderful for reflections

Paulie said...

Excellent choice! I love the ripples and reflections. . .

James said...

Subtle reflections,ripples, and interesting light framed little grass clumps. This is great. I like finding things like this.

knitwit said...

My kids and dogs would love to come across something like this on a walk! Beautiful!

Clytie said...

I love finding reflections in little bits of water like this. I know when it stops raining and summer is here, those reflections will be just a wonderful memory. Beautiful shot!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

It looks like a waterfall - nice.

Kilauea Poetry said...

What a lovely find- spring water reflections! Well I hope you enjoyed your walk and this weekend!
Regina-

Loree said...

I love now the reflection of the sky seems to light up the water. Thanks for your comments on my blog.

maryt/theteach said...

Dimple thanks for commenting at my post on Seymour Kaftan's Ponary paintings...

DUTA said...

The bottom part of the puddle looks a bit like the face of a woman. I see a mouth and an eye. Strange, isn't it. One thing is for sure, your pictures do a lot to my imagination.

NitWit1 said...

It's what brings May's flowers, but I have plenty of April ones, too