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.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Moon at Dawn

I haven't participated in Skywatch Friday for a while, 
but this week I have something. I hope you enjoy it!
Taken 2/22/11 at 7:48 AM.


Linnea said...

It's a really lovely, serene scene. Enjoy the weekend...

Paulie said...

Nice! You have to get up early to capture a neat one like this!

Bill S. said...

I love the moon and the silhouettes of the trees. Great photograph.

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely, - the faint blush on the horizon is beautiful.

forgetmenot said...

Oh I do like it--simply beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing it. There are so many amazing photos from around the world--I'm always impressed when I "blog hop" to see what people have posted. Mickie =)

cieldequimper said...

This is like a Caspar David Friedrich painting. Lovely!

becky said...

Oh, this is an awesome shot with all the trees below. I look at the moon a lot while taking my walks...Luna love. :)

Greyscale Territory said...

A beautiful, mystical scene brushed with romance!

NitWit1 said...

Great shot and reminds me of my husband's and my fishing tips one of which fishing is best when "Moon UP Sun Down" Sometimes when the Moon is visible even in daylight, fishing is good, too.

Anonymous said...

This is a great photo Dimple. I think you need to print, frame and hang this one.

Thanks for your comments. You understood what I was trying to do with the revised Em & Roscoe image. Some of the changes are subtle but they add up.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I haven't taken a decent shot of the moon yet, so I very much appreciate yours!


Which sky for you?
One that is blue?
Or do you prefer
A sky that’s demure?

A sky in grey
Is soft, they say,
And not everyone
Likes the blinding sun.

Perhaps a sky
Through which geese fly
To winter havens
Away from ravens?

A rain-swept sky
That seems to cry?
O quickly choose one
Before day is done!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Cloud Maiden

David & Melanie said...

This is just beautiful. What a wonderful picture of peace and beauty.
David/ Houston B&W

pamq said...

I love to photograph the moon when it is up in the blue sky during the day....

Dawn is too early for me!

Beautiful photo!

Serline said...

This reminds me of the movie "The Wolfman"... I can almost hear the howls in the background ;-P

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty scene and a gorgeous capture. I love it and it is one of my favorites this week. Happy skywatching!

Sally in WA said...

This was a wonderful photo to share!