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

Spring Leaves in Black and White



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10 comments:

knitwit said...

They look so alive! Beautiful!

Nancy said...

I can even see a little spider web in between! Nice shot. :)

Dragonstar said...

New leaves are so delicate, and you've caught the beautiful light so well.

Irina said...

Good that there are two of them. If there was a photo of beautiful but lonely leaf, it would make me sad)).

Carver said...

The light on the new leaves is perfect.

Karen said...

Oh lovely. Great lighting and composition!

awarewriter said...

Nice Dimple. I think I'll be dragging my tripod and macro stuff along on my next trip to the park.

Lina Gustina said...

You've captured them so beautifully!

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Genie said...

This is definitely my kind of shot. I am always taking photos of the leaves in my yard...and I love to do it in black and white. This is a wonderful capture. Your leaves seem to be floating in air. Just another wonderful gift form Mother Nature.

Ankush Samant said...

I liked it :)