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, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

19 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

What a beautiful snowscape for a black and white photo. Looks like a heavy load for those branches.
Wishing you the very best for 2011,
-- K

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

Dragonstar said...

Ooo, cold! So very beautiful though.

Happy New Year!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Hi Louise,
I think your interpretation of the promegranate's meaning is right on. I once did an applique-for-worship book that featured symbols and among them was the pomegranate...if I remember correctly, your insights agree with the ones I read in a symbols book that I used as a resource.

Here's to a Happy New Year!!

Karen said...

Beautiful photo!
Wishing you all the best 2011.

Carver said...

Lots of beautiful snow. Happy New Year!

Dave said...

A cool image to greet 2011.

paul said...

Happy New Year to you too, Dimple.
Love the weighty caps of snow.

Boonie S said...

More white than black by the look of it. Lovely photo. We don't get much snow....

Happy New Year to you and everyone you care about, Boonie

REJEN said...

Lovely picture of the snow...a happy new year to you

RuneE said...

You have snow for the new year - we lost ours yesterday :-)

A Happy New Year for you and your dear ones!

Greyscale Territory said...

A real sense of weighty, deep snow! Love the drama of those curling, snow laden shapes!

LauraX said...

These remind me of white caps in the ocean...I love how nature imitates itself. Happy New Year!!!

Larry D said...

Wow looks cold there, great photo!

DUTA said...

The white of the snow is symbolic of the new year full of hope (2011), and the black of the thin branches, symbolic of the fading away year (2010). Love it.
Happy New Year, Dimple!

NitWit1 said...

WOW do you ever have snow, and quite beautiful. In retirement I love snow. Although less frequent in Arkansas I am not prone to get out and cruise in it.

Happy New Year!

ρομπερτ said...

What a wonderful picture Thank you for the memories of winter Please have a good start into the new year you all.

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Paulie said...

I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous of your huge snowfall! Thanks for sharing it. Happy New Year!

knitwit said...

That's a lot of snow! Happy New Year!

RMB said...

Happy New Year friend! May this year bring much peace to you.

RMB

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