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.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Red Leaves for Ruby Tuesday


18 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Pretty, they'd make a lovely watercolour!

EG Wow said...

Wow! Leaves still on the trees?

Leora said...

Nice job on the frame colors, and I love the way the leaves have holes and are not perfect.

maria said...

Beautiful capture. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Mine's here.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Mmmmm, yummy sophisticated reds--ever so subtle! Thanks for your comments on Landon...they made me smile...I agree, that photograph of Landon and his dad is priceless!

Dianne said...

I love deep dark reds
this is such a pretty shot :)

Viola said...

So sweet! A sign for good memories from a past lovely time of Summer and Autumn, which soon again will come in some few months..! :)

Happy New Year to you, if I haven't wished you earlier! :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photo of the leaves. They look like holly, are they?
-- K

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

Kay L. Davies said...

Dimple - thanks for answering! I knew it looked familiar. Of course it's Oregon grape!! I grew up in the Okanagan Valley in BC, where it grows all over the hills. And the leaves turn red. Silly me. Thanks again!
-- Kay

~Cheryl said...

Very striking!

Robin said...

The frame picks up the deep red of the leaves nicely.

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Lola said...

Gorgeous shots! Happy RT!

XOXO Lola:)

knitwit said...

What a beautiful splash of colour on a grey winter day!

Carletta said...

The leaves are lovely even with their imperfections!
Hmmm...I kinda hope people think of me that way . :)

Maggie May said...

Very apt for Ruby Tuesday!
Love the nibbled leaves.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Y. Ikeda said...

I like the color and the texture of the leaves!
Great capture.

Paulie said...

Beautiful contrast with that snow! We haven't had any yet this year and I am so sad. . .

DUTA said...

What a superb colour these wine leaves are! An amalgam of red, brown, green on a snowy white background. Beautifully framed photo!