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 8, 2011

In the Field


I have been taking pictures of this all winter, and finally got one I like.

12 comments:

Perry said...

I love old implements! Nicely done & thanks for sharing! Here is my entry.

becky said...

So rhythmic in its repetition. Nice shot!

Sarah said...

Black and white is great for this old machine-it really emphasises all the shapes and lines. Is it abandoned?

Dragonstar said...

I like this so much. The machinery could have been specially arranged for your photo.

forgetmenot said...

Great photo--couldn't be anything BUT B&W. Old farm equipment has a certain appeal -- makes you admire the farmers that used this to grow their crops. Lots of hard work and long hours to get the job done. Mickie :)

LauraX said...

it is as though the farm machine has grown up out of the ground...wonderful shot!

Carver said...

The texture of the grass is great and I like the old farm machines.

Lucy Corrander said...

It's maddening that, isn't it? You see something which you know is worth photographing but it simply won't work, then . . .

Lucy

Joan said...

Love this photo!

awarewriter said...

I like it too Dimple. It's a good composition, the tonality is spot on and the texture contrasts add lots of interest.

Genie said...

Love the old farm equipment. These pieces are so interesting. They made for the perfect black and white shot. Beautifully composed. Superb capture.

David said...

Now where did you find those old farm implements? What a neat shot! David
Happy B&W
BTW: I'm looking into Shadowshot Sunday. Looks like a nice group. Thanks for the tip, my friend.
:-)