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 19, 2010

Sunset "Volcano" Clouds


When my children were young, they called these
volcano clouds.


I suppose it was because the clouds looked hot
And molten


It is a wonderful reminder of my children
When I see a volcano cloud sunset

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16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, wow! Talk about flaming skies! Gorgeous! They are absolutely breathtaking captures! The first one is particularly stunning! Hope you have a great weekend, Dimple!

Sylvia

Hildred and Charles said...

I love the last pictures especially, with the lone stalk against that gorgeous sky.

Jenny the Pirate said...

All reminders of our precious children are good! GORGEOUS shots, Dimple. I don't think I've ever seen anything like them. Happy Friday!

Carolyn Ford said...

Your framing and silhouettes are fabulous against this colorful sky! wow, so nice!

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

cieldequimper said...

That's a painter's sky!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

The sky looks to be on fire - gorgeous images.

Luna Miranda said...

stunning colors! yes, they look like coming from an erupting volcano. beautiful and dramatic.

Ralph said...

The Gem State is awash with color upstairs! The clouds do have that boiling look of lava. But this eruption is lovely, and really safe to be around. The tops of the evergreens sit so pretty against the pastel heavens!

Shey said...

It think volcano clouds appropriately names the spectacular display above. Blazing hot & lovely!

Manang Kim said...

It's beautiful!! Love it!
Rainbow Connection

cat said...

Incredibly beautiful sky shots!

DUTA said...

Photographers say the sunset itself isn't that dramatic. It's the frame: the sky and the clouds that give it big drama and make it look so interesting. Your pictures of the volcano clouds sunset indeed prove their point. Fantastic shots!

ρομπερτ said...

The last picture is amazingly beautiful ! Please have a good weekend.

daily athens

becky at abbeystyle said...

Looks like a delicious southern sunset to me...lovely images of things to come once I return to the south...

katney said...

I have pictures from the same day--same kind of skies in central Washingon.