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 18, 2011

Traction

Chains give traction in slick, icy conditions.
This is a view of a tractor tire chained for plowing snow.

31 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

With or without the reflection it is beautiful!
Patrick Tillett, Extremely Overdue

Regina said...

Fantastic one!
Happy weeeknd reflections.
" Regina "

cieldequimper said...

You really are good. This tyre looks like lava.

Lui said...

Great contrast!

DUTA said...

I've always been fascinated by chains . There's something mighty about this one and the tire chained by it.

Greyscale Territory said...

Wonderful contrast of strong textures! Beautiful photo!

Karen said...

Heavy duty equipment. I love this shot. It's great in b&w.

Kay L. Davies said...

Great reflection, Dimple. And I wouldn't want to be driving that tractor without the chains. Those tires look rather bald, which is probably what makes them such a good reflective surface.
Super photo!
-- K

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

Koh-I-Noor said...

What a great photo! - And I think the monocrome makes it even better :)

James said...

Very cool shot! I never would have guessed what it was.

Dragonstar said...

I like the texture of that tyre. Good and interesting shot.

Leovi said...

Great texture and nice contrast of tons. Saludos.

knitwit said...

Beautiful--so much texture!

forgetmenot said...

A 4 in 1 shot--you've got it all covered. Very clever and creative. Mickie

LauraX said...

fantastic texture! Wow!

'Tsuki said...

Great idea, the black and white on that shot... I just love the contrast between the materials and the opposition in the composition... Nice work !

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous and soft shadow!

My shadow shot

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shadow shot for the day!! Amazing the things we find once we start looking isn't it? Hope your weekend is going well, Dimple! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I guess you're still in the throes of winter, and will need those chains for a while yet. May warmer, sunnier days come soon!


A PARFAIT DAY

A seeker of shadows one day
Did trip as she went on her way;
She picked herself up
And dipped from a cup
Of shadowy lemon parfait!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Listening Shadows

Ralph said...

Traction in the snow is what is needed here - these stout steel chains allow us to travel to more places in the snow. The weakest link is not seen in ths chain. Bon voyage!

Hey Harriet said...

Very cool! Love the monochrome, shadows and textures in this! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Jeanette said...

What a neat picture!! The grooves in the tire and the shadow of the chain make a really nice picture. Thanks for sharing!!

Halina said...

Interesting... I like it :)
Regards Halina

Gen said...

Nice capture..Happy SSS!

Mine is here

Dianne said...

the texture and clarity are superb!
there is art in anything and this shot proves that

Kelly said...

I think making this black and white emphasizes the shadow effect to the max!

Carletta said...

Wonderful texture in this! A wow shot in black and white!

Carletta's Captures

EG Wow said...

Great shot, Dimple. I hope you won't need chains too much longer this year!

kbreints said...

Such interest to an otherwise random thing. Great shot!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Wonderful details and texture. Excellent shot.

Ray said...

Very cool.