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, January 28, 2011

Sunlight on Water


This small stream dries up by midsummer, but it is beautiful now.
Taken January 10, 2011

20 comments:

becky said...

O, another breath of spring...

Kay L. Davies said...

What a sweet little stream. A shame it dries up in summer, but it certainly provides beautiful reflections now!
-- K

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

Paulie said...

Of course, I enjoy seeing the snow but I also like the way the sunlight plays into this photo.

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely capture, Dimple! Love the light on the water and the sunlight filtering through the trees! Yes, it does look cold!! But beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

the light is magic

Viola said...

Beautiful, indeed! :) Just as I can hear the running water.. :)

I like your photo in your previous post as well, beautiful, and true words.. :)

Have a nice weekend, best wishes! :)

ρομπερτ said...

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great picture indeed. please have a good weekend.

daily athens

Carletta said...

A beautiful capture of the light!

DUTA said...

That's very strong sunlight. It almost looks like fire to me, as if the forest is on fire.
Very dramatic view! A superb capture, Dimple!

Hildred and Charles said...

A lovely spot to linger in the sun light.

Gine said...

Une coulée d'or ... c'est très bien réussi !

RuneE said...

It was a nice little river with just the right curve - let us hope the summer is kind to it this year :-)

Jan n Jer said...

It is indeed beautiful! Great shot

Regina said...

Glorious one!
" Happy Weekend Reflections! "

cieldequimper said...

Such a gorgeous light.

'Tsuki said...

Féérique assurément ! J'adore !

John McDevitt said...

Lovely light and shadows Dimple. Thanks for commenting on my images. You posed a question re: is that a helicopter? in the background of the environmental portrait of the young soldier. Nope. It's a machine gun inside the bunker -- a bit hard to make out because it's behind the plane of focus.

Sar@h said...

We fell this magic light

Princess Sarah said...

This is cool, wanna visit that place if given a chance

Thanks for the visit.

Hooked on Memes said...

The light through the trees and over the stream is beautiful.