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, November 26, 2010

The Edge of Winter

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24 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, super! I love the way the reflection is cut in half by the land, and wrinkled by the movement of the water.
-- K

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

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful, beautiful shot! It so perfectly captures the feeling of winter -- even the gray beauty of winter! Love your composition! Superb! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and wishing you a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful photo Dimple, - lovely textures. You must be so pleased with it!

eileeninmd said...

A lovely shot and great capture!.

Gine said...

Austère et magnifique ! J'aime beaucoup !

Jan n Jer said...

Love this shot, it is so wintry looking!

becky at abbeystyle said...

A stunning shot with a bonus: pure reflection. Thanks for sharing it today. I always love to come here to see what you've done with your camera...

'Tsuki said...

This is really a nice shot, Dimple...

Simple, quite, peaceful...

Water reflections are really beautiful.

EG Wow said...

It sure does look like late fall in Iowa! The reflection is very nice, Dimple.

Jan said...

Neat capture, almost monochromatic.

Heather T. said...

Oh you sure do have the three memes covered with this shot :) I like it. I also like your hobbit name, "Dimple", so cute!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful reflection.

Greyscale Territory said...

A chilled but stunningly beautiful scene! Love the silvered tones!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shot!

My Camera Critters post.

ladyfi said...

Love the silvery light and reflections!

momgen said...

Wow i like the way the shot is...Happy SOOC Sunday.

Mine is here

Jidhu Jose said...

Wow ...nice SOOC

NitWit1 said...

Very neat photo . I was looking for an edge of ice around the edges, but too early for that I guess.

Sally in WA said...

Nice capture! I can feel the winter coming on.

DUTA said...

No real mirror could render such a reflection as the water in your picture. The piece of land dividing between the real trees and their reflection in the water does a good job.
Awsome shot, Dimple!

Leovi said...

Beautiful gray and reflections, I like it.

knitwit said...

How beautiful. Who knew you could take a grey wintry day and make it look so amazing!!

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful

James said...

This is a beauty. What a wonderful photo and a great title too.