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 9, 2011

Shadows, Rust & Lichens

Farm equipment exposed to the weather and colonized with lichens.

47 comments:

Ms. Burrito said...

Pretty shadows!


Will you visit my entry, pretty please?

Lucy Corrander said...

As if it's an octopus with its tentacles round the bar.

Lucy

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The rust in your photo looks extraordinarily like some lichen on stone that I took photographs of today. Maybe they're related!

WELCOME THE SHADOWS

Welcome the shadows surrounding your life,
Treat them as lover or husband or wife;
Welcome them in as you would one who’s dear;
Hug them, embrace them without any fear;
Honor, respect them, and give them their due,
For shadow and light are both parts of you.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Deep Shadows Beckon

Sylvia K said...

Great capture for all three memes, Dimple! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Maggie May said...

It is amazing that rust and lichens can look so pretty.
I also loved the photos of the water in your last post. Love wet pebbles.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Greyscale Territory said...

So beautiful! Weathering is art in a very special class of its own!

Ms. Becky said...

whoa, this is beautiful. the stretch of time in evidence. it's a fave.

Ralph said...

Steel is solid and functional in so many of its uses. Yet when the steel item gets tired, it takes on the oxidizing rust. We often think of rust which indicates a sort of uselessness. But not really, as the tiny plant life has found a perfect home which to thrive. What a neat view!

chubskulit said...

That's a beautiful shadow shot!

My shadow post, have a good night!

Spadoman said...

I love this crisp clear close-up. I can imagine this machinery clean and new, freshly painted. The patina your photo gives shows us the part of life that happens from idleness. Very good shot and capture.

peace.

Hey Harriet said...

The textures and colours in this photo are amazing! Beautifully captured! Have a great week ahead :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow...this is a super great macro photo. The colors, the shadow and the iron...makes a great composition.


My Sunday's Link:

In the Shadows of your Mind

It's always a delight to have you visit with me when you get a chance...Hope your Sunday treats you well.

becky said...

If you get a dupe of this comment, please forgive. I was trying to say that this is one of your more powerful compositions yet! I know you're into texture and coloring as in the previous post but your compositions are getting beter and better too!!!

GinaLaughed said...

I love the texture in this. Great job!

EG Wow said...

LOVE this shot, Dimple! I like the textures of the rust and lichens.

I'm late this week (EW!) so thought I'd better send you my link:
http://moreofme24.blogspot.com/2011/04/stained-glassshadow-shot-sunday.html

Joan said...

Great image. There is something about the old that always brings a smile.

Kelly said...

Wow! I don't know that I've ever seen lichens on anything other than a tree. I didn't know they could grow on something like this. It's quite beautiful!

Genie said...

Well, you get my blue ribbon award so far for the posts I have viewed. This one is awesome. Superb capture with fine textures.

forgetmenot said...

Interesting photo--you can just "pass it along" for Mellow Yellow Monday too with that lovely yellow color of lichen. As always, great shot. Mickie :)

DUTA said...

I've only recently become aware of the word lichen' as a cousin of mine was diagnosed with lichen in the mouth's soft tissue. It could cause a lot of trouble there. But, in your picture it brings out only beauty and harmony.

Gallery Juana said...

cool shot. love the colors and textures.
thanks for the visit.

Angie said...

Great shot, covers all 3 themes so well. Love it!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hi Dimple -- That's a great picture and you have an amazingly good eye.

Cafe au lait said...

Beatiful shot!

My entry.

Luna Miranda said...

a great find for Mellow Yellow Monday. interesting textures and colors.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Superb details and textures.

Sreisaat said...

I love your photo - you have captured something that we normally take for granted and it came out extraordinary. Great shot!

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Lina Gustina said...

Awesome close up...

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Marites said...

lichens...got me researching on that coz was intrigued with its colors. happy MYM! Mine is here.

xinex said...

Great picture! Love the texture...Christine

momgen said...

Perfect shot for mellow yellow MondaY...

mine is here

STEF said...

Nice photo! Hope you can visit my entry too! Thanks a lot!

Kim, USA said...

Wow a very good find. Fantastic shot!

MYM

Macro Monday

Mel Cole said...

What a nice and crisp photo. The rust is almost real that I can touch it. My yellow Monday at Hearts content, Love Home and in
Jolly Toes. Hope you can visit.

Woody said...

Cool textures, the lichens really add an unexpected color twist.

Jemina said...

Brilliant shot! My MYM is here.

Ray said...

Wow. Cool shot!

pamq said...

I am always taking photos of stuff like this!

Love it, love it, love it!

Glad someone else does too..........

Very nice!

suss_lind said...

Love the coulors! Really nice photo :)
Thanks for your visit and have a nice day!

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w0rkingAth0mE said...

3 in 1 meme, cool and its captured right!
My MYM

anjoe playhouse said...

You just found 3 in 1 ;-)

Great work - I think we meets again in the world of meme *LOL*

Greetings from anjoe on Lolland, an island in Denmark...

~✿~Icy BC said...

Fantastic photo! You made rusty spots looking great..

Ebendy said...

Is it Algae or corrosion?..Anyway is a nice shot.Plz do pass by my blog on freeing your mind, follow and comment to improve my works too.Thanks.

knitwit said...

Amazing colour and texture on this one. I love the way you see the world!

Anvilcloud said...

Somewhere in the vaults, I have a shot of such rustiness -- a good photo subject.

Ebendy said...

I sure will follow you my friend.Please comment on my blog so i can keep active track of your postings and be in touch regularly.Thanks replying.

Sarah said...

Ooh-three of my favourite things!