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

Wet Blue Reflections

The small seasonal stream is flowing now.
It runs over rocks
Around clumps of grass and fir cones
And by cedar fronds,
Reflecting bits of blue sky and white clouds
All along its course.

30 comments:

Woody said...

Very dreamy reflections, I like how the evergreen look like little fingers in the water.

Karen said...

Oh lovely Dimple! I can almost smell the scent of spring.

Gine said...

J'aime beaucoup la 3e photo ! Aux reflets s'ajoute la matière ...

cieldequimper said...

Serenity shots.

forgetmenot said...

And once again beautiful photos. You do keep a sharp eye out for unusual and interesting things to photograph. It pays off too because your photos are excellent. Mickie :)

knitwit said...

Beautiful--I love it when things start flowing out there again!!

SmilingSally said...

It does show a blue.

Happy Blue Monday!

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'Tsuki said...

Nice work on this one Dimple... The way you captured the water is really unique ! I love how the water looks quite like a real matter on those pic...

LV said...

Enjoyed your blog and seeing the cool, clear water running blue over the rocks.

Chie Wilks said...

awesome captures...i am loving all your photos..creatively taken

my blue:
drink mixing

Mrs said...

Hi Dimple ~~ I am glad you mentioned that the white edges were cloud reflections. The water is very pretty in the blue.
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Nice to visit you on your blog here. You have a nice day and a Happy MidWeek Blues.
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I'm using Mrs. Jim's computer and I don't want to sign her out and me in on it. She doesn't blog, just FB and GMail.

Jim, http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/
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Rebecca said...

Blue sky reflections and a creek trickling by - how beautiful! I bet is sounded pretty too.

ewok1993 said...

what beautiful images.

2sweetnsaxy said...

You know these are my favorite kind of shots... up close and personal with water. Beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely -- hooray for Spring and seasonal streams.

STEF said...

Great shots you have! Here's my entry. Hope you can also check it out. Thanks!

Genie said...

The colors of the stones and water make for a gorgeous contrast. Beautiful photography. It looks like a very special spot to enjoy nature in all of its glory.

Dinah said...

I love how you made the water look! its so beautiful.

River Cruise

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. Nice reflections in the flowing water.

Greyscale Territory said...

The silky, dreamy tones in the water are so beautiful! Stunning photos!

My garden haven said...

Just discovered you today. Dimple is also a very popular Bollywood star name.Glad to meet you Dimple.Your water photography is excellent.
Rosie

jeannette said...

Great modifications!

Lucy Corrander said...

It's interesting how water seems to become viscous in photos.

Lucy

NatureFootstep said...

nice and clear wataery shots. Love them.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow....fabulous close-up photography here!!

My Watery Link, if you'd care to visit is here:
FOSTER'S TERN
Have a glorious day!

Judy said...

Wow! I love the reflections!!

bettyl said...

Lovely shots--all of them!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Luscious reflections!


THE BEST WATER

With water they say that the best
Is clearest when put to the test;
No sediment there
To cause wear and tear—
Pure water sure beats all the rest!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Stream in Grasslands

Kerry said...

Beautiful, cool, liquid pictures with nice textures. Thanks!

Hildred and Charles said...

What a wonderful eye you have for these beautiful pictures, Dimple. Marvelous captures.