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 3, 2010

Snow



Evergreen branches
Drooping, bending, with snow's weight--
Nature's impression.

The Weekend in Black and White

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14 comments:

awarewriter said...

Hi Dimple,

Thanks for stopping by. I love that photo. So does my mom. I made a framed enlargement for her on her birthday. I'm thrilled I was able to find such an image.

And yes, I've been very busy with the cookbook and all the images I found. I knew I hadn't posted in a few weeks but didn't realize the last post was in October. I need to get busy with my own photography.

So much to do and so much fun in the doing. Life is a creative journey.

John

Dragonstar said...

It looks as if the tree is wearing a long, fluffy scarf.

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful. I'm right in the middle of a snow storm just now but I very much doubt I'll have anything this pretty to photograph.

becky at abbeystyle said...

New snow never disappoints! Love this "padded" view of an evergreen. So magical.

Karen said...

And the tree groans under the weight. Excellent shot.

Leovi said...

Great composition with exquisite snow white, has been an evocative abstraction.

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful .thank you very much for ur lovely comment in my blog.

LauraX said...

A lovely photo, I can't believe we have only had but a few flurries this year. Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my blog earlier:)

aileni said...

White out - green in... soonest. Photogenic though.

knitwit said...

What a perfect seasonal photo! Now I'm inspired to do something Christmassy today!!

Cassie said...

Helloooo Neighbor! Yes, we've had a bunch of snow. I notice that south of us there seems to be more wind, so more drifts. You keep warm!!

lisaschaos said...

Very heavy! Lovely capture!

James said...

I like the photo and the haiku. Oh how I wish it would snow here. It's cold enough but no snow. :(

Mimi said...

Hi Dimple,just called in to say thanks for visiting my blog, and for the Nasa link. It's fascinating to see that aerial view, really shows how heavy it was on the east coast, which in itself is unusual.
I love your snow photo!