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 10, 2010

Weekend Reflections: Snow


Smooth snow reflects lots of light,
Tire tracks reflect less!

Visit James to see other reflections!
See It Sunday
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17 comments:

J Bar said...

Snow seems so foreign to me so I like seeing it.

Sylvia K said...

It is beautiful! Have to admit that for the most part I prefer to appreciate its beauty from a distance! I raised my family in Montana, so I do know about snow and we loved it. I'm just too old to enjoy being cold any more! Hope you have a great weekend! Stay warm!

Sylvia

Skeezix AKA Karen said...

This is a great photo...shimmering.

Sally in WA said...

Looks deep, too! I'll have to look for reflections in ours this weekend. Enjoy your weekend!

Springman said...

Pretty darn cool!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Wow, who knew you could make such a beautiful image from snow and tire tracks!!! This is really wonderful, Dimple!

'Tsuki said...

Mmmmh...

The more I see snow, the more I want some in my very own area ! Thoses reflections are really lovely, Dimple.

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow, this is a fantastic shot. Love it.

knitwit said...

Beautiful! And I wouldn't have expected to say that about something that looks so much like my own driveway right now. Time to get out the snowblower!

Dianne said...

what a beautiful landscape you have captured
I love the light :)

lakeviewer said...

Thoughtful picture, beautiful contrast. Yes, indeed, snow reflects light, unlike tire tracks. Where does that thought take us?

Paulie said...

Beautiful! I am longing to see it again and soon!

Nefertiti said...

tres reussie bravo !

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EG Wow said...

Clever post, Dimple. I've never thought about it before, but it's TRUE!

DUTA said...

You're a very observing person, Dimple.
I haven't seen snow in ages, but even if I had, I doubt it whether I could have noticed the difference in the light reflections.
Your picture is amazing!

James said...

I know it's just snow and ice but the lines and lighting give an abstract art look. Nice photo!

Carletta said...

You have a LOT of snow and ice!
I love the shot though - great light!