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.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Spring Beauty




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These were taken outside my daughter and son-in-law's apartment in Bloomington, Indiana, the first evening we were there. I had to interrupt the conversation and excuse myself, the light was so beautiful shining through the leaves and seeds of this tree!

These are for Macro MondayMellow Yellow Monday and Ruby Tuesday. Click the links to see what other photographers have contributed!

26 comments:

NitWit1 said...

Magnificant photos but hope you are really enjoying your visit.

lakeviewer said...

Stunning! I've never been to Indiana. Thanks for the preview.

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful. At first I thought these were autumn colours!

CafebyJW said...

Beautiful indeed!

My Inspiration
My Mellow Yellow Monday

becky at abbeystyle said...

These reds and yellows have such a fall palette...I had to take a second look...sure enough, those are seed pods ready to fly.

Hootin' Anni said...

Superior colors!!!

Mine's "Amaryllis by Morning". Do stop by to view if you get a chance.

margie said...

gorgeous.

momgen said...

Looks pretty colors. i stayed in Terre haute Indiana from November 2009 -April 210. Happy MYM!

Mine is here

Manang Kim said...

Just stunning!! Love it! Happy Monday!

MYM-Centerpiece light
MM-After the rain

"Lillagul" said...

Just love that light too !
Great pictures !

ilanadavita said...

Beautiful shots and a lovely combination of three memes.

Paulie said...

You caught it perfectly!

EG Wow said...

I hope they understood why you HAD to take these photos. I sure do!

Marice said...

thats beautiful! nature great wonders!

u may view mine here

Ralph said...

A ruby tuesday post that showcases politeness is quite special! The leaves here seem to have an autumnal ruby color - yet it is Spring in the midwest. Excellent capture!

Loree said...

Beautiful reds and gorgeous play of light.

Becky said...

What lovely colours! Great choices for Ruby Tuesday.

chubskulit said...

Love the last shot!

My mellow yellow post.

I also would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the kick off of the Nostalgia meme that I will be hosting starting this Thursday. Hope you can join the fun!

Leora said...

Delightful, warm colors!

DUTA said...

Welcome back!
The three pictures are overwhelming! in each of them there's a combination of red and yellow which is very pleasing to the eye.

momgen said...

It looks pretty colors...happy RT!

Mine is here

Meikah said...

Oh, you got an awesome view! :) I agree with Leora, they are delightful warm colors.

My RT entry is here.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You know you're a photographer when...! I bet they forgave you for interrupting your conversation when they saw these beautiful pix!

Robin said...

How beautiful, that light is really something special.

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Dave said...

Lovely colours. happy RT.

dogsmom said...

Very pretty. Happy Ruby Tuesday!