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, April 15, 2011

Fir Cones


I found this broken branch with cones attached.
Holding it with one hand while working my camera with the other was a challenge!
I hope you are pleased with the result.

18 comments:

Lucy Corrander said...

Prickly!

Lucy

Dragonstar said...

That's a fine shot! Those look like seriously aggressive cones.

all ways 11 o'clock said...

love the texture and composition.

~robert

LauraX said...

I am indeed...wonderful detail...finding the sacred in something so ordinary, others would just keep walking by!

Jan Halvard said...

Wonderful and creative photo!

Welcome to visit my blog and
my weekend in Black and White!

Jan Halvard, Norway
¡Buenos dias Bolivia!

Carver said...

Great shot of the cones. You captured the details so well.

todayithink said...

Great photo. Your pictures make think you live in a magical wonderland.

forgetmenot said...

Very pleased by a very pleasing shot. Yes, I'm sure that wasn't easy holding and shooting at the same time. Oh, where is that third arm when we need it!!!! Mickie :)

Greyscale Territory said...

The textures and tones in the cones are so wonderfully detailed! Great shot!

Anvilcloud said...

Dramatic and a bit unnerving.

Genie said...

I am more than pleased with the result...I am awestruck. This is one great capture. Everything about it is perfect. Fine, fine photography.

REJEN said...

Wonderful...well done whit one hand..;-D

pamq said...

Oh, yes!

I am VERY pleased with the result!

You know how I like my cones........

awarewriter said...

This is marvelous Dimple. Thanks for the inspiration. Now I must get busy with some B&W close in shots of my own.

I like your reflection shot. Excellent composition. You do have a good eye.

Halina said...

Very nice :)
//Halina

Chuck said...

This is truly a great shot. I am however partial to B&W photography.

Chuck said...

This is a great shot. I am however partial to B&W photography.

paul said...

Gorgeous detail! Congratulations.