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, August 26, 2010

A Study in Serenity

 
I like this shot, whether straight out of the camera,
Straight out of the Camera Sunday
Weekend Reflections
Camera Critters


Black and white with a red filter,
no contrast adjustment
The Weekend in Black and White


Plain black and white, contrast enhanced


Or sepia, contrast enhanced!
Sepia Scenes
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30 comments:

~Cheryl said...

Wow, what a versatile photo! This is really neat!

kaye said...

very serene :)

Paulie said...

I like the first one best tho. . . and at least you found a duck! Ours have all disappeared!!!!!! I like the reflections also.

cieldequimper said...

It's a marvellous shot that I prefer in colour.

becky at abbeystyle said...

It's the sepia one for me, Dimple! Beautiful and serene...

Sylvia K said...

A great study in serenity it is! Marvelous capture! The first one is my favorite. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Julie said...

Ooo ... thank you for all these variations on a theme. I often do this to an image to give my eye a take on what is better when. It most certainly is a study in tranquility. I like it. I like the smallness of the duck.

ρομπερτ said...

Just like the "caleidoscope of life" beautiful.


daily athens

Carletta said...

I like them all as well Dimple!
I'm leaning to the black and white with contrast as my favorite.
Perfect title!

Carletta@Round The Bend

Regina said...

Beautiful one!

Sar@h said...

This duck is lost in the reflection … I prefer the first one. It's very intersting to see our feeling for the same capture.

NitWit1 said...

I love the effect of different takes, wich this scene certainly invates.

EG Wow said...

I like all your versions, Dimple. :)

Pat said...

Looks like you covered them all! Nice reflections, looks like a painting!

Greyscale Territory said...

Every photo has a delightful ambience! A wonderful moment of exquisite serenity!

Serendipity said...

They are all beautiful. I think I like the first one best :-)

Jan said...

A lot of variety in your editing.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That is simply not only gorgeous but so meaningful. It is sheer inspiration.

James said...

Each one is beautiful. So is your photo from last week!

Eds said...

Lovely shot. Good editing. :)

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Jan n Jer said...

That is a great shot...almost looks like fog in the background.

Sheri said...

Very peaceful! Love all of the edits.

Sheri

Lynn said...

I like the sepia best; the reflection is more prominent to my eye anyway.

Dragonstar said...

Nice photo, particularly the third, but I'd like to refer you to the rules for The Weekend in Black and White.

Dragonstar said...

I like the third photo, with the adjusted contrast.
I hope you don't mind me referring you back to the requests for posting to The Weekend in Black and White.

Manang Kim said...

So beautiful!!

Fountain shadow

Quilly said...

All the renditions of this photo are lovely, but I think I like the second to the last one best of all.

knitwit said...

I love it in colour! And when my life gets crazy (as it does frequently lately!), this might be the picture I come back to look at and ground myself. Such a calm and peaceful image!!

Josie Ray said...

Well, I like the blue the best. Blue is so serene! It suits the mood of the photo. Great shot. And it's fun to tweak the photos, isn't it?

Manz said...

The sepia effect really suits the image. Add a little aging texture and you've got yourself a beautiful vintage postcard!