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, August 6, 2010

Lily


I converted this pink lily to black and white using a blue filter.
I liked blue better than green because the effect was gentler.
The original color can be seen here.


The Weekend in Black and White
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16 comments:

DUTA said...

Lily, this chief of flowers with six petals, sweet scent and rich symbolism - looks better to me in white and black than in pink.
You've performed a very successful conversion, Dimple!

Serendipity said...

It works beautifully in black and white (the colour shot is lovely too!)

cieldequimper said...

I like both of them, it was pretty in pink too!

Dragonstar said...

It's certainly a gentle effect. I've never tried filters - maybe it's time I did.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

nice blog....and nice shot of the lily flower!

becky at abbeystyle said...

So the deer have been eating your lilies? They have no manners, those wild things.

Love the black and white version of the lily. Unexpected!

John McDevitt said...

I like the B&W study Dimple. Fun isn't it. You might want to try a red filter. When I do conversions, I'll usually try half a dozen before I'm satisfied. Then I always give the contrast curve a little tweak -- very important for a B&W conversion.

EG Wow said...

The black and white helps make the stamen and pistils stand out.

lisaschaos said...

I love the Lily in this black and white! Very pretty!

Rebecca said...

B&W sure makes you see things differently.

Buck said...

I live in the city, so few deer, but the squirrels! Man, can they eat bulbs.

I like the B&W effect. I need to get off my butt and learn how to do photo editing.

Regina said...

Lovely one!
Happy weekend.

Mike Simmons said...

Nice effect Dimple. Great idea. Thank you for your comment today!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Lovely in monochrome!

LDH said...

Very nice in B&W, Dimple! We don't have deer but lots of hungry rabbits :( But they go after mostly annuals. Nice stopping by to visit with you!

knitwit said...

Loving the lily photos. It always amazes me that you can stick a bulb or seed in the ground, add some water, and God does the rest!
Thanks for adding a little beauty to my day!