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 4, 2011

Wire



Thanks to Dragonstar for hosting this meme, which has helped me to develop my eye.

15 comments:

Karen said...

Oh Dimple, what an excellent shot. The wire almost looks like a wreath. Interesting texture as well. What is on that post?

Kay L. Davies said...

It's not the post or the wire, but the lichens (I think that's what it is) growing on the post. Great shot, Dimple.
-- K

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

cieldequimper said...

I'm trying to imagine the colour of the lichen and wondering if the wire is slightly rusty or not!

DUTA said...

I must say I've never seen thorny wire hanging on a post/tree like this, and it comes to me as a bit of a shock. That's good. A picture should sometimes arouse our imagination and thoughts by astonishing us, even shocking us a little.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love this perspective! The detail is so symbolic of caged freedom! And moss? is growing on the post for extra texture!

Boonie S said...

Interesting, albeit a little spikey.....

Have a good day, Boonie

becky said...

Brings a crown of thorns to my mind! It'll soon be the season for such a thought...

REJEN said...

Lovely shot...;-D

Dragonstar said...

I do so dislike barbed wire - I've patched up many a slash from the stuff - but it's so effective in black and white. That's an attractive post, with all the lichen. All in all a fine photo.

LauraX said...

wonderful textures here Dimple!

EG Wow said...

I like the wire and lichen in this shot, Dimple.

Ralph said...

I like the comparisons here. The cold steel wire with barbs looks menacing, a 'do not mess with me' attitude. Yet, the plant growth on the fence post is full of possibilities, life existing with rusty and imposing wire not getting life's way...

David & Melanie said...

That's a great shot. This is the last one I'm visiting tonight so it's a great way to end the evening.
Blesssings!
David/ Houston B&W

helenmac said...

A very striking photo but also very disturbing. Unfortunately my first thought was of Matthew Shepherd.

knitwit said...

What a lovely contrast of nature and man-made. Fantastic!