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, March 11, 2011

The Last of Winter

It was a lovely February day, and
I like this shot, but
next weekend is the beginning of spring!

19 comments:

Regina said...

Pretty!
Happy weekend.

REJEN said...

Very nice picture, but cold...;-D

Lucy Corrander said...

Spring has a lot to do if it is starting from here!

Lucy

cieldequimper said...

Pretty, charming, delicate.

NitWit1 said...

Nice shot and I already have many signs of Spring.

Don't foreget the clock on Sunday!

knitwit said...

This is so gorgeous! We just got another blizzard yesterday. I really do hope spring's just around the corner now!

DUTA said...

Beautiful, tender farewell from winter!
There's the grey clouds above, the white snow bellow, and the everlasting trees in the middle, dominating the winter scene.
Love it.

Kay L. Davies said...

This is a beautiful winter shot, Dimple. If winter always looked like this, and if I didn't have to drive in it, I'd love it.
-- K

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

Dragonstar said...

I see why you like the shot. The pattern of needles against the sky really appeals to me.

todayithink said...

This would make a lovely Christmas card.

Paulie said...

I wish I could have had so much snow to have to say goodbye to . . . I still will be posting from our one 24 hour period of snow when it snowed and stopped and started again a few hours later. At least I can enjoy it thru photos again. Hope we have more snow next winter. I am looking forward to Spring now tho. YOUR photo is a beautiful memory!

Viola said...

Hello Dimple! :)

What a very lovely picture! I'm sorry for not having been to visit you so often lately..
I hope you're doing fine.. Now we're looking forward to Spring.... :))

Have a nice Sunday! :)

LauraX said...

a lovely photo...still snow here too!

forgetmenot said...

Lovely scene--evey branch, cloud, and shadow is in just the right spot to make it a perfect photo. Mickie

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

This is so lovely in monochrome!

LDH said...

I like this shot too, Dimple. But soon, there will be lots of color springing forth.

EG Wow said...

Oh, Dimple! Does this mean you will get no more snow until next winter? Lucky you...if it happens that way. :)

Fabien said...

J'aime particulièrement cette photo, bravo

☆☆Mumsy said...

I love the perspective in this photo! Gorgeous..