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.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Clouds and Lilacs

I love lilacs! 


This fits for:
Skywatch Friday
Looking at the Sky on Friday
Weekend Reflections
Shadow Shot Sunday
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39 comments:

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

nice reflecti0n.have a nice friday t0 y0u!

Sylvia K said...

What a breathtaking capture! I love it, Dimple! Such beautiful lilacs and the reflection of the sky is fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

lilacs’ sweet perfume
fills backyard with winy scent—
even clouds get drunk

Bridge Rising to Sky

J Bar said...

Interesting approach.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Tammie Lee said...

I love lilacs too, so lovely.

lakeviewer said...

Lovely! I bet they smell divinely.

~Cheryl said...

I love this beautiful "multi-tasking" photo!

Belle said...

Beautiful flowers looking at the blue skies :-)

Have a great Friday!

Belle

Mike said...

Ooh yes, I love the colours. Interesting shot!

Mike said...

Ooh I love the colours. Interesting shot!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Gorgeous, especially with the clouds reflected. Lilacs are one of my favorites. More treasured, perhaps, because they show themselves for a such a short time.
Have a great weekend :)

Ania said...

I love your shot;)

Carolyn Ford said...

I love lilacs too! And, you have a wind chime in that reflection too. How perfectly beautiful!

awarewriter said...

Lovely, simple composition. I can smell the lilacs.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very artistic composition, the sky, the reflection, the flower, everything is beautiful there! :)
Well done!
Happy weekend,
hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

EG Wow said...

And the lilac here is gorgeous...as is the reflection!

Nefertiti said...

tres joli,tres "été" ;O)

bon w end

http://unephotounsouvenir.blogspot.com/

Regina said...

Beautiful reflections!
Happy SWF.
Enjoy the weekend.

cieldequimper said...

Perfect spring shot! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Lorac said...

Nice shot ! Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

Diane AZ said...

Fascinating photo, I love the reflected cloud!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I can almost smell the beautiful white lilacs. Lovely reflection. I don't think they grow in Florida and, in fact, we hardly ever see lilacs lately because we are usually still traveling. But we had bushes of them when we lived in Oregon. thanks for sharing.

James said...

This is really good. The reflection goes very well with the flowers. Nice shot!

kaye said...

very pretty . . .

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful shot..The sky..my favorite topic. I am always looking up for something..ha, ha.
Anyway, a wonderful picture and with the lilac..just great..

Ralph said...

The shape of the clouds in the reflection almost mimics the lilacs themselves. Both appearing billowy and fluffy as well!

Lynda Howells said...

l love lilac and clouds and glass...so love this Sunday's imagexlynda
http://chocolatelifeandjazz.blogspot.com

chubskulit said...

Very Beautiful!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Very nice combination. Great photo, well done.

Greyscale Territory said...

Simply a stunning photo capturing the lilacs reaching for a brilliant reflected sky!

Quilly said...

What a sweet capture. You covered every base with that one! I love the composition of the shot, too. I just wish I could smell the lilacs!

Sammy said...

I love the Sky shot, its great!

Cassie said...

Ooooo I love lilacs too!! Good Shadow Shot.

Hey Harriet said...

Such a perfect match those lilacs and clouds make! That's lovely! Have a great weekend :)

BLOGitse said...

Clouds, wind chime, lilacs - so many layers in one shot. Beautiful!

Happy SSS greetings from Casablanca!

BLOGitsePHOTOS

eileeninmd said...

Cool shot, love the lilacs and the skies reflection.

Buck said...

Wow, I can barely manage one meme at a time; you saw all of these together! Our lilacs are done flowering now so it was nice to see them at their peak once more. I particularly liked the juxtaposition of the rectangular 'box' holding the clouds, and covered by the cloud-like lilacs. An amazing photo.

Terry said...

i love lilacs too dimple.
we have three big bushes of them in our front lawn...two purple ones and one white.
other than roses, i think that they have the nicest perfume.
this year, the heat took them away too quickly.
on sisterhood of the scarf sisters, i crowned mrs. mac the lilac princess of idaho..she has had this title for a few years now!
again a great post dimple...love terry

lisaschaos said...

I love lilacs too! And I love your cloud reflection!