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.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Light and Water


This is skunk cabbage growing in a stream.
I love the light effect!

Here is another shot to give an idea of the context.

36 comments:

chubskulit said...

How pretty!

My shadows, happy Easter!

Lucy Corrander said...

Happy Easter, Dimple.

Lucy

Hey Harriet said...

What an unusual looking plant! I like it! Happy Easter to you!

Fabien said...

Nice and enigmatic

Cassie said...

Wow...this is a really cool ShadowShot. What I call skunk cabbage isn't anything like this. Ours has furry-like flat green leaves. (Seems we were very confused back east!hehe.) Yes,this year in Sandpoint! (A play on the Jewish 'this year in Jerusalem'.) Happy Easter.

Spadoman said...

Very nice shots! The water is making the reflective shadowy effect, how cool! Great capture!

Peace

EG Wow said...

Yes, I too like the way the light is dancing on the plant.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow....what a find!! What fabulous photos too! Great share...I enjoyed viewing them both.

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Have a glorious day!!

Anvilcloud said...

What a weird plant!

Joan said...

Very cool looking!

Gen said...

Nice one for SSS!

Mine is here

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The "contextual photo" is just lovely!

EVEN IN SHADOW

Even in shadow, where there is no light,
One may take comfort and one may delight
That darkness has lost its power to thrall
Those who are living on this earthly ball.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Three Companions in Shadow

Ms. Becky said...

I was in awe of this shot the moment I saw it, and then I got distracted by Molly. What fun!!! She is adorable and now I'm wanting her. back to the skunk cabbage. I love the color of it anyway, but you've turned it into a work of art. Love it! happy SSS, and I hope you have a great week.

Kelly said...

Oh, wow! This is quite beautiful, despite it's name. I'm glad you provided both the close up and the shot for context.

Buttons said...

I absolutely love this shot. I am a big fan of things that grow in the bush. This is beautiful thank you for sharing. B

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Fantastic light in these images!

moshi mooch said...

Wow! Lovely shot! I love the reflections/ shadow of the steam.

Leovi said...

Really interesting with some nice tones, like an abstract. Greetings and good week.

becky said...

So other-worldly!

Woody said...

The reflected light gives an interesting twist to the subject.

forgetmenot said...

Skunk cabbage???? What an interesting plant--and a lovely shot. Thanks again for "fixing" my blog. Mickie :)

Boonie S said...

These are amazing photos. Thanks for sharing.

All the best, Boonie

nonizamboni said...

Love the underwater view--just proves God put beauty everywhere. Nicely done!

Tammie Lee said...

yes, the light is wonderful.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I love the effect of the water too. These are lovely!

ewok1993 said...

skunk cabbage, never heard of that before. but that's a lovely shot.

Genie said...

It looks to me like you have both shadows and reflections here. These are the most amazing shots. I have never heard of a skunk cabbage, but I think it is one neat plant.

Lina Gustina said...

Love the light effect too...
Thanks for dropping by :)

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J Bar said...

Good shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. Nice combination of light and water.

Ebie said...

Absolutely artistic shot!

eileeninmd said...

The lighting is cool, great shot. The skunk cabbage seem to take over.

FjÀllripan said...

Its really beautiful! so nice reflections and coulor! :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Skunk cabbage. Ah, yes! I remember seeing skunk cabbage when I was growing up in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia (north of the Okanogan Valley in Washington). It could certainly smell skunky, but it makes a lovely photograph. Good eye, Dimple!
-- K

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

STEF said...

Awesome and creative! Keep it up!
Here's my Watery Wednesday, hope you can check it out. Thanks!

pamq said...

At first, I thought the one on the left was a big fat caterpillar! HA!

I actually saw skunk cabbage mentioned on another blog the other day, but I already knew what it was because you educated me a little while back..... ;-)