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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pansies in Sepia

John at The Aware Writer left me a comment recently in which he said he thought a certain photo I had posted in color would work in black and white. I have learned a lot from John, so I played around with the image. I cropped it, then tried it in b&w with different filters and different amounts of light adjustments. The results were OK, but I didn't really like any of them. Then I put it in sepia, and I knew I had a good rendering. The top photo is the result. I liked it so well, I did another, which you see below. 
I am linking this to Sepia Scenes.


Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, you were so right. The sepia tone really makes the image.
— K

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

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful work! I love the sepia tones!

Fabien said...

I really love the second one, great

Linda Makiej said...

Really lovely sepia!!!

Tina said...

That looks so beautiful! LG Tina

Ms. Becky said...

you've gotten it so right. I'm certain I've never seen a pansy look more beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dimple. I missed this one. Nice job. Thanks for the accolades. Another thing you might try is adding a wee tone to a B&W image. Sometimes I'll add a very small amount of sepia to warm up the image a bit.

Thanks for your comment on the red rose. I shot off ten frames. Only one was worth publishing.

It's fun to play around. You never know what you'll come up with until you try.