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, June 24, 2011

Abstract Smoke Hole

The original version of this concrete teepee frame may be seen here.

 This first one was converted directly to black & white,
No other adjustments were made.

This second one was first converted to sepia, and then to black & white.
I like them both, which do you prefer?

16 comments:

awarewriter said...

Hi Dimple. I prefer the first image though the second one is good too. The contrast makes the first more dramatic. It reminds me of what you can do with a red contrast filter and B&W film. The sky is nearly black yet the clouds retain their textures and tones. Nice work!

Dragonstar said...

Both good, but I prefer the first. I really like contrast, and I love the clouds against the sky.

Karen said...

The second one...it's softer and has more detail in the poles.

Genie said...

They are both fine, but I prefer the second one.The lighter tone is what draws me to it. All photos with strong linear qualities like these are so appealing to me.
Such a nice capture. Genie

Kitty said...

I prefer the first for the stronger contrast. But I love this picture! It makes me think of windmills, swirling the clouds.

LauraX said...

Love this composition Dimple!

Rune Kvisla said...

Well senn and captured. Version one for me, the contrasts adds life to the image.

Harry Snowden said...

Hi Dimple

Great composition! I do prefer the first image as it is more dramatic.
The spiral really draws your eye up, up and away

anemonen said...

Version one is my favorite! I like the photo.

todayithink said...

I like the softer second one. It's like it is reaching up to become one with the sky.

Francisca said...

What an interesting exercise, Dimple, with both images preferred by your visitors. It's a superb find, and I join the contrast and drama people in choosing the first image.

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful to look up from this angle. Think nr 2 is my favorite.
Happy Sunday to you!

Leora said...

Clever! I like the stronger contrast of the first one.

Anvilcloud said...

I like the extra contrast in #1 over #2, but I might prefer it toned down a little -- perhaps something between the two versions. Anyway, looking here and below, it's an interesting structure. Also, that's quite a dry environment in the above post but quite lovely in its own way.

James said...

Awesome! I like the top one best!

antoinette65 said...

I like the first one most, I vote for you in the looking-up challenge