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.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Small Wonders


Ice leaves and feathers
Growing in a sheltered place
Small wonders of God

Macro Monday
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32 comments:

Liz said...

how cool is this very nice. God is such an artist. Thanks for capturing this.

Carletta said...

Excellent shot and what a lovely haiku!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Round The Bend

Karen said...

Oh my...extraordinarily beautiful.

Nikki . said...

Beautiful image...

Maaike said...

very pretty shot!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Beautiful touch with the feather against the ice crystals.

cieldequimper said...

Oh so gorgeous!

Annelie said...

Fantastic frost picture!

DUTA said...

What a treat! Nature and You, Dimple, never cease to surprise.

GrandmaK said...

How very lovely! They icy flakes look so very fragile! Thank you! Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Cathy

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Small wonders indeed. I can only say "Wow!!!!"

My Macro Monday Link Do stop by for a visit if you can find time. Happy Holidays!

Greyscale Territory said...

So many beautiful subtle tones and shapes! And a delightful haiku!

Jan n Jer said...

wow what detail, Love it!

todayithink said...

Beautiful!

Robin said...

So pretty, they really do look like feathers.

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aka Penelope said...

What an exquisite picture and lovely poem, Dimple! It truly does show the wonder of creation. I wish you peace and joy over the Christmas season and beyond!

AMY said...

Very pretty shot!
I'm a new follower!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Oooh, sensational! Literally, it's affecting the sense of hot and cold on my body, especially my lips...palpably

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi Dimple,
Your photos never fail to touch my heart. A picture paints a thousand words... I've visited your site a number of times, and I can look at the photographs you have posted over and over again.

Praise God for the special gift He has given you.

Thank you for your visit to my blogplace.

Christmas blessings be yours this week.

Love
Lidj

RuneE said...

An adventure in Ice - and not two of the crystals will be alike!

Hildred and Charles said...

Very beautiful Dimple, both the photo and the lovely little poem. Happiness at Christmas....

EG Wow said...

Beautiful closeup, Dimple!

Leovi said...

Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful compositions on his blog. Wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Best wishes. Leovi.

awarewriter said...

Lovely shot Dimple. I like your Christmas reflections too. Thanks for dropping by. Hoping you and yours enjoy a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

We're all set for the holiday here. Tomorrow evening at my younger daughter's home, then to the elder daughter's on Christmas Day.

I just posted another pic of my grandmother.

Ken Mac said...

Merry Christmas!

Paulie said...

Absolutely stunning! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

RuneE said...

Thank you for the nice greeting!
May the rest of the Holiday be peaceful and restful for you.

rosaria said...

Oh so beautiful to behold! May your new year bring you riches of the heart.

lisaschaos said...

So delicate and pretty! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

allhorsestuff said...

Fantastically shot~ and well put~!

NitWit1 said...

That is a cool photo, In more than one way, it was cool as was the cut line.

knitwit said...

How lovely and delicate! An amazing capture!