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.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Winter Beauty

I took this January 1, very close to our house. It was a beautiful day to start the year!
I added the frame in Picnik, but the photo itself is unedited. 
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16 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful shot, Dimple, and wonderful shadows. Your snow looks so smooth and serene.
-- K

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

Karen said...

Beautiful winter scene. I love the shadows

Sylvia K said...

It does look so cold, but so beautiful! Marvelous capture, Dimple!! Hope you've had a great weekend and that you're ready for a new week! Stay warm!

Sylvia

LauraX said...

beautiful image...thanks for the heads up I'll see if I can re-enter my shadow shot link:)

patriciawonders said...

Breathtaking!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful winter scene! You did a great job fmaing your photo.

cieldequimper said...

Hello and Happy New Year!
This is so what I'd like to see here too. Magnificent!

Kelly said...

This is beautiful...and looks very cold!

Joan said...

Beautiful photo!

Jan said...

What a lovely shot, it could be next years' Christmas card.

DUTA said...

You did right to frame it. It's a splendid view of winter with snow as its main element. No painter could have painted this winter scene better.

urban muser said...

beautiful photo!

Boonie S said...

This is quite beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Al the best, Boonie

Hey Harriet said...

That is indeed beautiful! I'm sure the snow comes with problems and gets annoying after a while (just guessing here as I don't have snow) but despite all that it's just so pretty. LOVE your photo! Have a great week!

Hildred and Charles said...

I love your snow, - I write from the midst of a cloud and the rain has taken away all our lovely white coverlet. Splendid wintertime picture!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh Dimple how I miss our snow in N.Idaho! This makes me miss it more. :0( Phoenix is pretty this time of year but I am MiSeRabLe because of AZ allergies. I guess that just adds to my wanting to get back home to Idaho! I keep telling myself."Bloom where you're planted. Bloom where you're planted." Blessings, Cassie