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.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cedar Frond

























Winter at my home lends itself to black and white.
Even damp, grey days have photographs in them, when I look.

10 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, lovely, Dimple. I love the water droplets.
My husband took a closeup of our dog in profile today, and there's a tiny drop of water on top of her muzzle. I love that sort of thing.
-- K

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

Karen said...

This is a perfect shot, I love it!

Hildred and Charles said...

Yes, and very beautiful photos, too!

Paulie said...

Almost looked like my Christmas cactus. . . No snow for us this year, I guess. sigh

Lasse said...

You are sure right, you can find pictures everywhere everyday! Like you´ve done here !

cieldequimper said...

Striking like this in b&w, surprising too and it's beautiful.

Genie said...

This is a beautiful shot... perfect in it composition. The dark and light make for a lovely contrast.

LauraX said...

beauty abounds if we slow down and take the time to notice:)

Dragonstar said...

Oh yes, I agree. And often B&W comes out best - just as it does here.

REJEN said...

Wonderful..;-D