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.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Clouds and Flowers


It's been raining, windy, and cold today, and it's supposed to continue many days more.
But we have had some good weather;
this was taken on a good-weather day, about a week ago.

Linking to:

Also, this is my choice for

46 comments:

VioletSky said...

we are getting the rain and cold as well. sigh.
this is a lovely, almost translucent, view.

Kim, USA said...

Love the composition very beautiful!

Sky Watch

todayithink said...

For some reason this makes me think of the Wizard of Oz.

Ok, so I am odd.

Judy said...

I love the way the sun shines through the petals of the flowers! Unusual to see it in black and white, though...

Nancy said...

Lovely. The b/w was an unusual choice, but it works so well. :)

Light and Voices said...

Nice choice of black and white format.
Joyce M

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Beautiful perspective and light!

Our weather has been awful too.

J Bar said...

Beautiful shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Very pretty.

Lucy

Irina said...

So airy and clear.
After hottest summer 2010 with fires around the city and lack of oxygen, I decided that I would never complain about the rain in the summer)))

eileeninmd said...

Lovely shot and composition! Happy skywatching!

FjÀllripan said...

I like the photo very much, great in black and white, beautiful. Have a nice week :)

Jan n Jer said...

Nice shot...love the B&W

forgetmenot said...

Can't get a better combination than that--lovely photo in B&W. The pansies in sepia are beautiful too. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

anemonen said...

I like the composition. Very nice.

REJEN said...

Very beatyful, love the light...;-D

Birgitta said...

Beautiful and dramatic! A great shot!

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Kay L. Davies said...

How lovely that looks in B&W!
— K

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

jo©o said...

Hiya Louise,
A picture like this could convert me to black and white...very special effect.
A mixture of mystery and promise.
2jo.co

Carver said...

Beautiful shot. I love the light in this.

Karen said...

Great light in this exceptional photo Dimple! Well done.

Harry Snowden said...

So beautiful Dimple! The back light just glows!!

awarewriter said...

Beautiful Dimple. They sky is the finishing touch on this fine image. Great choice for B&W. Color would be a distraction.

awarewriter said...

Bullwinkle was my hero. I have little figures of Rocky and Bullwinkle that I found in Toys R Us one day. When I was in the Air Force, I would only use my Bullwinkle C. Moose imitation when speaking with an NCO. LOL

Pearl Maple said...

Very pretty photo
Weather comes and goes through its moods but delightful views like that are worth saving

Lina Gustina said...

Lovely composition...

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Dragonstar said...

Beautiful sky, lovely light, and a very pretty show of flowers. Couldn't be better.

Ms. Becky said...

this is a soulful photo. I'm moved just staring at this glow. have a wonderful holiday weekend Dimple.

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful capture, wonderful light and lovely flowers!! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, Dimple! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Those look like pear blossoms. Are they?

I ALMOST LOST MY SHADOW

I almost lost my shadow,
I left it in the park;
I heard my mommy calling,
For it was getting dark;

She has no use for shadows,
She thinks they are quite grim,
And when she saw my shadow,
She thought it was a “him.”

I had to educate her
And tell her it was “she’
And now my faithful shadow
Is welcome as can be!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows in the Barrio

Antonia said...

Nice and dramatic! And brilliant composed! Cheers!

Cassie said...

Dimple darling this is pure beauty!! I must say it is one of my favorite photos so far. The sky. The b&w just grabs the viewer. Perfect!! Happy SSS and Memorial Day.

Ralph said...

The composition of your photo is so nice! The perspective is neat, these flowers on branches, from this vantage point, seem to reach tall into the sky. Perhaps my eyes playing tricks on me! Another lovely Gem State view!

Jo Williams Photography said...

The magic of blossom, there's just something about it. Beautiful capture.

Greyscale Territory said...

O so very beautiful! Love the lighting effect and the delicate shape of the branches and flowers!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love your shot, the lighting with the black & white effect gorgeous.

Spadoman said...

A very very awesome photo! Fantastic job on this one. Weather here erratic as well, but I did get a few hours ouy on the motorcycle yesterday before the sky opened up. I stayed dry. It started raining right after I pulled up to the garage.
Very nice shot!


Peace

ksrgmck said...

I love shots from below like this one...and it's especially nice in the B&W!

I'm having major Blogger issues so I'm having to log into my WP or LJ account to comment on some of the blogs I visit, yours included. So, please come to my Blogger account to see my SS this week.

Kelly
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Linda Makiej said...

love the perspective here!

Nancy said...

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely photo on YSB, D. I truly appreciate it! :)

bailey-road.com said...

This is lovely in black and white!

Henrietta said...

We have the same weather, darn cold. I like how you turned picture in black and white, It is beautiful.
Greetings from Finland

Pamela said...

Amazing. Love the back and whiteness of the photo. I will share my 92 degree weather with you. :-)

New GFC follower. So happy to meet you.

Blessings,
Pamela

urban muser said...

wow, gorgeous. love the monochrome.

JM said...

Truly lovely b&w composition.

James said...

This black and white and the prvious sepias are very powerful images. Nicely done!