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, May 13, 2011

Memories and Reflections


This was taken about two months ago.
I could have saved it for Memorial Day, I guess,
But here it is today.

28 comments:

Irina said...

Amazing. Great find.

James said...

This is a very good photo! A powerful image with great reflections!

awarewriter said...

Another nice one Dimple. The stillness of the water is perfect.

Magda said...

Great shot ! But a sad subject ...Have a nice week-end !

Dyche Designs said...

Love this image, it's both beautiful and sad.

Lesley said...

this is a great shot. sad, though.

Kay L. Davies said...

It's wonderful for Weekend Reflections, Dimple.
— K

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

Sylvia K said...

A very sad, but a beautiful and amazing capture, Dimple! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

My first thought was the same as Lesley's: sad. I giess puddles like this must be one reason so many cemeteries are on hills. :)

Karen said...

Amazing reflections in the very still water!

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful! Such a story could be written based on this photo!

Dianne said...

poignant photo

Martha Z said...

A great reflection and yes sad. They seem lost and forgotten in their puddle.

'Tsuki said...

Hooooo that's so lovely ! I like cemetaries, cause they are so peaceful, most of the time, but this one, with the reflection of the sky in the water flood, is stunning !

Terrific idea, Dimple !

cieldequimper said...

Superb.

Ebie said...

Love the composition! The shot feels so tranquil and solemn!

Genie said...

I this this is absolutely stunning...and the fact that the markers are standing in water...or leaning in water...makes it all the more touching. You composed it beautifully with the colors and the reflections. Awesome shot.

snowwhite said...

Oh what happened to them? But, the reflection is serene and quiet. Great shot. Have a nice day.

the little things... said...

what an amazing shot!

pamq said...

If I saw this on Mount Moriah, I would know we are all in BIG trouble................

Excellent photo, rather freaky!!!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Kind of sad but its a great shot. Who would ever think their grave would wind up under water.

ewok1993 said...

this is a great shot.

FjÀllripan said...

So much water on the graveyard...but a beautiful photo though.

Honey at 2805 said...

Stunning, peaceful images. But I'm curious, was the water due to snow melt or flooding?

Judy said...

That makes such a beautiful image, with the old tombstones reflected in the water! I hope the cemetery was not damaged by the flooding!

LauraX said...

powerful and beautiful image!

Kim, USA said...

This is really a great find.

Watery Wednesday

Chie_Wilks said...

wow! what a cool shot...!creative!

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