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, November 20, 2010

Don't Fence Me In!


I think that indignity can be avoided with this barbed wire, anyhow!

Shadow Shot Sunday
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26 comments:

Halcyon said...

A lovely shadow shot. Great details.

Sylvia K said...

Isn't it amazing that something as common as barbed wire can leave such a lovely shadow? Love the old wood as a background, too! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous shadows, Dimple! Amazing what effects can be achieved with barbed wire.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ralph said...

The barbs seem to convince the cattle that the grass IS NOT greener on the other side of the fence...

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Dimple -

I admire your photography skills and ability to find beauty in unexpected things -- the old worn wooden wall acting as a canvas for the barbed wire shadow. It looks like an autumn wreath!

- Deborah

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadow the barbed wire made!


Green Bottle Shadows

Paulie said...

I especially like the shadow it makes!

ρομπερτ said...

Freedom challenges.

Please have a wonderful Sunday.

daily athens

Anvilcloud said...

This is a nicely laid out blog. Thanks for dropping by.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Hi there!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment...makes me want to write a little more. Mostly, I just write like a journalist but taking an emotional leap is a whole lot of work!

Meanwhile, I love your shadow play...isn't it just so much fun walking around looking at reflections and shadows...a different perspective from the average looker at things!

John said...

What a beautiful shadow pattern!

Insulation shadows

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a great shadow shot.

Cassie said...

I like this!Very cool ShadowShot. SInging that song now to0. (I'm back in ID now...Phoenix was dreadful...too much traffic and rude drivers...good to be there for my FIL's funeral though.)

Kelly said...

This is a wonderful shadow! The barbs on the wire are so crisp and clear!

Hey Harriet said...

Awesome photo! Old weathered wood and wire make a perfect combination I think! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Marilyn said...

A very dramatic shadow shot, I really like it.

bea said...

Lovely shot, speaks to the heart!
barbiboo
http://barbiboo-bea.blogspot.com/

Spadoman said...

I like the shadow shot a lot. I especially like the detail of that barn wood in the background. In some cases, the place where the shadow "sets" is important to the shadow itself. I find this the case here.

Peace.

Serline said...

Ouch! Barb wire made me instantly recall the scary and uncertain days earlier this year, when the City of Angels was held hostage by a sea of red shirts and the violence that ensued...

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

It really amazes me that all of us can see the simple thing that we never cared b4, right?

Barbed wire? Hmmm...didn't think of it, that it can give us a grea shadow.

You rocks, Lady...Job well done.

Happy SSS...
/chie

cieldequimper said...

That's a photograph that I for one would frame.

NitWit1 said...

I just noticed a new barbed wire fence Sunday. I remember days of helping Daddy "run fence lines," and repair fences.

Nice shot

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

This is such a fantastic shadow...love it! (Love "Don't Fence Me In" as well!!)
Karla & Karrie

Maggie May said...

I like that shadow effect. Its surprising that a piece of barbed wire can make such a good photo.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Viola said...

Oh what a smart and beautiful photo!! I like the two in your previous two posts as well! :)

I want to wish you a lovely Thanksgiving! :) We don't celebrate it here..

mrsnesbitt said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh sunshine! Remind me what is it? lol!