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.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Any Mail Today?


No.

Visit Hey Harriet to see the entries for Shadow Shot Sunday.
See it Sunday Theme: Mail
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30 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

very nice shadows in this photo!

Sylvia K said...

No, mail at our house either, but you got the shadow shot and it's perfect! Hope your weekend is off to a great start, Dimple! Thanks as always for your visit and kind words! Always appreciated!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The vines are starting to cling to the mailbox, invading its exterior now and trying to climb inside. Alas for the vines, it is a federal crime to open a mailbox without permission...

~Cheryl said...

Nice, attention getting photo! Good eye!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Fun shot and funny, too!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Dear Dimple (I love your name and I would love to know what my hobbit name would be too !)
The mail box is perfect .. this is a wonderful shadow shot girl : )
Joy

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Great shadows and capture. And, isn't no mail better than mail with bills? :D

Viola said...

;) Sure? There might be some snails in there.. reading their small micro mails.... ! :)

Viola said...

I forgot to say, it's a very beautiful photo! I like the rust on it.. and the mailbox itself!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful old mailbox...lots of old memories stirred by this picture coming right after news of the death of one of my favorite high school teachers at the age of 93. He was a (country) gentleman and a scholar. He would have loved this photo, too. Thanks!

Kay, Alberta

Patricia said...

Beautiful, Dimple. Thank you.

Cassie said...

Good afternoon Miss Dimple! I see that wasp nest inside the old mailbox...Those things are everywhere up here. Nice, original ShadowShot. Have a blessed weekend.

Greyscale Territory said...

Wonderful, sharp shadow across the mailbox! And love the rust textures on it!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Great shot, I love how the vine is starting to wind it's way into the letterbox.

Jeanette said...

Sometimes no mail is a good thing! That means No Bills!
Your mail box was busy making wonderful shadows today.
Thanks for sharing!!

EG Wow said...

Hmmm/ Looks like there may not have baeen any mail there for a while. :)

GardenJoy4Me said...

Dimple girl thank you very much for the link !
The funny thing is I couldn't even pronounce the name it came up with, BUT .. it lead me to another name generator which is fun for this season .. Halloween cat names .. so I have it on my side bar now : ) Thank you !
Joy

DUTA said...

I cannot believe it! I like the rust on this old mail box; it goes well with the dry branches around.
The shadow on the mailbox, overshadows everything else. Very nice capture!

Pagan Sphinx said...

No mail but you did get a nice shadow shot!

My entry is here

LDH said...

It doesn't happen often but I feel a bit sad when we don't receive mail. Your shot is lovely ~ so sharp and clear!

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi Dimple,
I looked at your recent posts - the pictures you have taken are so beautiful. Truly inspiring.

It is always a delight for me to visit your blog place!

Thank you for the encouraging comment you left at my blog.

Love
Lidj

Leovi said...

Nice photo and very suggestive to imagine a multitude of stories. A greeting.

Maggie May said...

That mail box has seen better days and yet it makes such a good composition. Love the branch working its way through the hinges of the door.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

ρομπερτ said...

What an impressive sight and measurement of time/life. Please have a good Thursday.


daily athens

RMB said...

Cool shot ...

Brings so many things to mind.

Ryan

www.ryanbarnett.com

Serline said...

A little forlorn and neglected, as if lamenting the impending arrival of winter... have a blessed weekend!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

This is absolutely beautiful shot!

Love the rusty that clings to the zink. Perfect!

Happy TS...
/chie

Paulie said...

Looks like the leaf wanted to be your mail!

NitWit1 said...

Nice photo but I don;t think the nail man has visited in a very long time. Looks like some of the artifacts in my neglected gardens.

Harry Snowden said...

Anything nesting in there?