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, April 3, 2010

Red Leaves Up Close

Here it is Saturday! Where does the time go?
March came in like a lamb where I live, and you know what that means, don't you? Yup! We are still feeling the swish of the lion's tail! It has even been snowing today--I'm glad it won't last long.

This photo is obviously from my archive. I retired in February and haven't been out much with my camera since. Go figure! So for Shadow Shot Sunday, Macro Monday, and Ruby Tuesday I hope you enjoy these autumn leaves. They are pretty, I think! Click on the links to see other great photos from all over!

35 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful play of shadow darkness over Autumn colour!

Sylvia K said...

Delightful shadow shots! And, yes, where does the time go????? Our March came in like a lamb and has gone out like a raging lion right on in to April! Hopefully, he'll go back to sleep soon and let us enjoy a gentle spring! Wishing you a very Happy Easter weekend!

Sylvia

Cassie said...

I love Autumn leaves too. The actually feel like they'd be crinkly!
Happy Easter & SSS too!!

ps-On our way up north next weekend...can't wait to be home again.

Alissa said...

love those colours

Mildred said...

Such beautiful images and shadows. This week in Georgia has been very warm and the flowers and trees are growing fast. Enjoy your weekend.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Hi Dimple,
I tried sending you a message but don't think it went through...if it did, ignore this one.
Thanks for your help on creating links...I tried it but didn't succeed because my "copy" mechanism isn't activated. I'll get some technical help when I go north for the summer.
Meanwhile, thanks, my friend. I'm passing the "beautiful blogger award"...check it out on my secondary blog, www.beachsnaps.blogspot.com

Ralph said...

The leaves are resplendent in their subtle earth tones all by themselves. Yet the shadows are wonderful representations of the original subject, and so nice!

I use archived photos a lot, so any photo used in a meme is special - no need to create new pictures solely, beauties from the past are perfect too!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Hi Dimple,
Sorry I'm such a stupido. I hope this fixes everything and everyone can see how much I admire you..."beautiful blogger award".
cyberhug, Becky (dumbo)

Paulie said...

Very pretty! Just dropped by to wish you a Happy Easter!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Leaf, you are blushing.
Have my words embarrassed you?
I apologize!

Take your pick of shadows:
Downspout
Shadowy Toilet!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Dimple -- that is a lovely composition. I have gotten behind on blog-reading as we were traveling and then working on our little cottage -- didn't realize you'd retired! congratulations!!! I'm going back to your blog now and catch up.

Johnny Nutcase said...

it may be from the archives, but it's still really nice! i love the little shadows, great colors too :)

Carletta said...

Autumn is one of my favorite times of year and you captured it beautifully with the color of the leaves and the dappled shadows!

I very much appreciate the comment you left on my daffodil macros - thank you.

Regina said...

How beautiful!
Happy Easter Dimple.

Evelyn Howard said...

I love the colours of Autumn :), nice capture. Love those shadows too.

Jay said...

Funny how that happens, isn't it? You retire, suddenly have all the time you need to do the things you want, and nothing gets done! LOL!

It's a lovely photo though, even if you didn't take it yesterday. ;)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hope this ain't autumn leaves, huh? We starting to get Spring but unfortunately today, it snowed again.

So, no shadows insight. Wonderful post.

Happy Monday.

happily retired gal said...

Beautiful image ... perfect for all three memes. I don't know where the time goes either and this morning I'm realizing I didn't post shadows over the weekend. Such is life.
Hugs and blessings,

DUTA said...

Great leaf shapes and colors! You should use your talent for capturing people too.
Congrats on your retirement and Good Luck with your opening a new Leaf in your Life!

Helena said...

Beautiful shot! I love the colours of autumn too, almost as much as spring flowers. But you can keep your snow. I've seen enough for this year. :)

Mama Zen said...

Excellent shot!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

veery nice reflection of a leaf....

chubskulit said...

that is pretty!

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diane said...

pretty red leaves. Sorry to hear you have been weather bound since retirement, you must be rearing to go.

Marie Höglund said...

Gorgeous leaves.

Liza said...

Cool shadow shot. Happy RT!

I played too. Mine is here.

Hootin' Anni said...

I've been retired for a long time now, hope you're enjoying life with no schedules and time cards.

Pretty photo.

Won't you visit my Ruby Tuesday? I'd love to have your company today.

STEF said...

nice shot! I also got my entry from my archive! =)

Marice said...

love the shot! so creative :)

u may view mine here

nonizamboni said...

I really appreciate the soft palette of these leaves--nice work and choice for Ruby Tuesday.

Patti said...

I'll never be able to retire! Yikes.

Pretty red leaves. Looks like the photo is from your autumn archives. ;-)

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Terry said...

oh these are pretty dimple!
you retired in february?!
how nice..now are you asking yourself where did you get all the time to work and take pictures and write such good posts on both of your blogs?
please though, even if YOU have retired...don't let that camera retire..for sure and it would be a pity!!
happy ruby tuesday..love terry

The Explorer said...

It's a sign that winter will be over soon..


Water Tower At Grand Station

LDH said...

This is such a beautiful shot! Autumn is my favorite time of year!

Q said...

They are pretty!
Now with Spring springing maybe you will dust off the camera!....
Sherry