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 23, 2010

Rhubarb in Black and White


This is for Monochrome Weekend which is graciously hosted by Aileni.
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12 comments:

Dagrun said...

I love those. We used to eat a lot of it when I was a child. Nice shot with lots of texture.

kaye said...

It looks like metal--mine really came out fast this year. I think the long cold winter really helped it grow faster.

Paulie said...

I love rhubarb and have good memories of picking it from our garden and eating raw and Mom making rhubarb pies too! Your leaves texture has been captured well with this photo.

Mike Simmons said...

We have some of that! Great idea to make it b&w. I agree with Kaye, it looks like metal. Nice photo!

Kitty said...

I love the crinkly leaves!

I must say that I started smiling when I saw that little face hidden away in the rooftop! I thought it looked quite sweet :)

RuneE said...

You are lucky to have it - a desert for gods.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Rhubarb! So nostalgic...it floods me with memories of childhood gardens. Love it in black and white...a whole new take on a very old symbol of spring and a growing earth.

Serline said...

The b&w treatment makes it look like an exposed heart...

James said...

The lines and details really come out in black and white.
Have a great weekend!

Dragonstar said...

A wonderfully reflective leaf. It's a long time since I grew rhubarb...

ilovepink1078 said...

beautiful scenery...thanks for sharing

Johnny Nutcase said...

looks cool in monochrome, like metallic - nice!