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, June 24, 2010

New Growth in Monochrome

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44 comments:

NitWit1 said...

Neat. I am a color person but have a great appreciation for B&W.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Lovely photograph...like mercury or velvet.
Have a great weekend!

Dragonstar said...

Welcome!

You've caught a beautiful light here.

Carolyn Ford said...

The white is so pure...what a great monochrome!

Carver said...

I like the lighting on the needles so much.

RuneE said...

You have utilized the light very well - very nice details!

Dina ... UK said...

Lovely image, I like your water reflections very much.
I agree with your comment about the clock thing on mine, it was not what I was focused on at the time, but decided to keep it in the shot...

awarewriter said...

Neat shot Dimple. I must get busy and get some close-ups in B&W. You're inspiring me.

LDH said...

Such interesting color and texture! Very Nice shot!

Lina Gustina said...

It's a great close up in B&W. So lovely...

Thanks for visiting :)

Nydia said...

The light is beautiful in this photo!

Kisses from Nydia.

Mike Simmons said...

Really nice lighting with the contrast of the background. Thank you for your comment today.

Terry said...

hi dimple...this black and white picture is so nice!
i am partial to black and white because when i was a kid that is all you could get!
there is so much character in it.

dimple i like the way that you have spread your followers right at the beginning of the page.
how did you do that dimple?
thanks for all of your kind visits to me...love terry

Dharma Shots said...

What a great photo..the lighting is perfect.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

The back lighting works really well here.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture, Dimple! The lighting is indeed perfect and I love the lighting on the needles! Hope your weekend is going well!

Sylvia

Serendipity said...

Nice shot, the light is lovely.

Greyscale Territory said...

A delightful shot! The needles look so softly illuminated in contrast with the darker background shapes!

Ralph said...

The needles have the look of outstretched hands - what a lovely effect as a negative! The pacific northwest with the finest evergreens (in a negative of course :>)

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

You are really a wonderful photographer. You could open a studio here!! As far as summer finally arriving to farrr N.Idaho...I'd love it to stay in the 60's with sun and no rain!! not asking for much am I?? We'll be at the Sandpoint July 4th parade probably at the corner near Misty Mtn. Are you going??
Cassie
http://inamazinggraceland.blogspot.com

Mona Sweden http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se said...

Wonderful light. Great shot!
http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se/category/the-weekend-in-black-and-white.html

Sammy said...

Great capture, I love the classic look of monochrome, it can really change the look of a shot!

Carletta said...

I like this! I see I'm in good company with everyone liking the lighting. :)
I think the lighting is best reflected in the monochrome process.
It's lovely!

wanderlust said...

Beautiful photo.

Luckaa said...

Lovely picture.

Hey Harriet said...

Oooh this is very lovely! Striking in b&w!

Buck said...

I agree with the Tulsa Gentleman; the back lighting really works well here. It's very neat to see such an everyday sight in B&W. Striking!

EG Wow said...

This is very nice in B&W! I love the back lighting!

Andrée said...

What a nice photograph! There are silver pines and it looks just like that because of the effect.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Nicely done in monochrome!

"Lillagul" said...

Lovely black and white shot !
Have a nice monday :)

Regina said...

Beautiful one.
Have a great week ahead.

" Regina "

mrsnesbitt said...

Love the linked themes - truly wonderful!

Jan n Jer said...

Great shot...I will have to try doing B&W photos.

chasity said...

this is a beautiful image...
such lovely contrast.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Very striking shot, I love that black and white effect. I will have to try it some time. Well done.

lakeviewer said...

Great lighting! Stunning photo.

Jay said...

That looks quite Christmassy! I like it!

Pondside said...

So often I prefer black and white to colour - beautiful!

Robin said...

Lovely shot, it works really well in monochrome.

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tammymcchesney said...

Just stunning...I love the natural light in this!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Pretty! Looks like ice almost- great in black and white!

Terry said...

hey dimple..you put molly higher up on your blog so we get a better sight of her.
it was because of you that i put sir galahad on my own blog!..ha! i love black furry cats!
love terry

Leora said...

How lovely - what great texture the monochrome brings out.