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 17, 2011

Still Life

A spruce cone and a rock in a handmade bowl for
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I hope your week is wonderful!

25 comments:

LauraX said...

beautiful collection Dimple...so lovely and serene in black and white.

Paulie said...

Beautiful macro!!!!!

pamq said...

Oooo!!!

I can never get enough pinecones!

I live right in the middle of a huge pine forest and I still get so excited by them.

Gorgeous photo!

Thanks for sharing it!

cieldequimper said...

Wonderful textures.

becky said...

This is surreal, Louise!

It's Friday! Hope your weekend is great and thanks for stopping by so faithfully. I SOOO appreciate you.

Fabien said...

Superbe, cette macro, très joli cliché

knitwit said...

My mother went through a pine cone decorating phase when was little. This reminds me of that time!

Carver said...

Wonderful still life. Very creative shot.

Dragonstar said...

I love the clarity of the spruce cone.

Lucy Corrander said...

It's a photo one would like to reach into and touch.

Lucy

Dyche Designs said...

Love this shot.

msdewberry said...

Cool shot! I thought at first it was a top of a pineapple, fooled me!!

DUTA said...

Another of your surprises in black and white, Dimple.
It may be still life, yet it looks alive, and what a gorgeous combination: a spruce cone and a rock in a handmade bowl!

RNSANE said...

Black and white really seems to put emphasis on these simple objects. Excellent.

David said...

Wow, I love it when you can't tell what something is until you view it for awhile.
I love that texture contrast. This is really a good one. Very creative, Dimple.
David/ Houston B&W

REJEN said...

Very beatyful...Great shot..

Regina said...

Great one Dimple.
Happy weekend.

Leovi said...

Beautiful composition with an appealing texture and tone quality, I like.

Pondside said...

Your Black and White photos are lovely.
I hope you win that number plate from Denmark. I've already decided to buy one for the house for Easter!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your photography is beautiful. I'm following too!

Maggie May said...

I was trying to work out what that was for quite a while!
Pine cones are lovely and make a good photo!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Wonderful details and tones in this macro!

EG Wow said...

The B&W seems to emphasize the texture of the pine cone. Very nice!

Buck said...

Lovely textures - you're an inspiration!

Walk in New York said...

un leger flou mouvement qui rend bien sur la photo

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