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, February 25, 2011

Salsify Seeds

Salsify is also known as Oyster Plant. 

This is my contribution to 

25 comments:

KLo said...

What a beautiful picture! I love black and whites ... maybe this sounds weird, but I tend to notice more in a black and white pic.

Karen said...

Beautiful and delicate - exquisite in B&W.

todayithink said...

I don't think I have ever seen this plant. It is beautiful. I would like to see it in bloom. Does it have flowers and what kind of leaves?

As always wonderful photo.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a beautiful photo, Dimple. I have always enjoyed the word "salsify" but wasn't sure what it meant. Then I realized it was a plant, but didn't know anything more than that. Now I've looked it up, which I might never have done if you hadn't posted this picture. Thanks! I learned something new today.
-- K

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

Regina said...

Its wonderful!
Happy weekend.

becky said...

Such a wisp of a plant! Salsify? I've never heard of this plant, the word salsify, either. Thanks for the tip-off and I hope your weekend is going well, Louise!
Hugs,
Becky

Leovi said...

Excellent composition I like the contrast of tones and textures. It's like a beautiful abstract language, greetings.

Lina Gustina said...

So lovely. It's a new thing for me. Perfect in black and white :)

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Paulie said...

Fantastic capture! I love delicate plants like this! I recently captured one in our snow. . . YES, we finally got a little.

forgetmenot said...

That is a beautiful photo--what great shots you take. Mickie:)

LauraX said...

delicate and lovely...I've never seen this plant before. it is quite elegant as a black and white.

Dragonstar said...

Dimple, this is gorgeous! The way you've caught the delicacy of the seed-heads is just perfect!

awarewriter said...

Hi Dimple. This is a powerful composition of a simple subject. Then again, maybe there are no simple subjects, only our perceptions.

I really like the dynamics (not to mention the tonality) of this image.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

what an awesome shot, really like the B&W

Martha Z said...

Lovely and perfect for a study in B & W.

Serline said...

Is it just me, or do they look like jellyfish? Especially with the B&W treatment...

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Looks so downy and soft!! I love this photo.

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Jan n Jer said...

Nice shot...looks so soft and flowing.

REJEN said...

very beatyful..;-D

texwisgirl said...

Just lovely!

cieldequimper said...

Extremely pretty. Makes me think of jellyfish!

Now is this the same salsify that we eat the roots of?

EG Wow said...

Wonderful shot, Dimple!

knitwit said...

So pretty and delicate. It reminds me of the old Flower Fairies books my grandmother used to give me when I was little!

David & Melanie said...

You did a beautiful job on this one!
What cool seeds!
David/ Houston B&W

Lucy Corrander said...

Saw this on the Weekend in Black and White wall and was immediately drawn to it.

Lucy