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, June 2, 2011

Forsythia


These fading blooms are still beautiful.

13 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

They're particularly wonderful in B&W, Louise, so we see the texture instead of the color.
— K

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

REJEN said...

Wonderful, forsythia is at beatyful flower..;-D

Harry Snowden said...

I agree with Kay. Its all about composition and texture. Color would get in the way!

Carver said...

I love forsythia and this makes a lovely monochrome shot.

Woody said...

Yes, the monochrome effect adds drama to image, nice!

anemonen said...

Wonderful.

Genie said...

I would never have thought of shooting forsythia in black and white, but it turned at stunning. I really do like it. Am becoming convinced that b/w-monochromatic photography is by far my favorite. This one is beautiful. Such a special capture. Hope you have a wonderful camera filled weekend.

awarewriter said...

Forsooth forsythia Dimple. I like the patterns and B&W is the best way to show forms here.

Birgitta said...

A great monochrome shot!

Kitty said...

Fading flowers express as much symbolism as flowers in their prime do. In many ways, they are more interesting :)

David said...

The vase makes it all come together. I love the textures and yes, dried flowers can be lovely.
Happy B&W, Dimple.
David/ Houston

Dragonstar said...

They make an interesting pattern. The curves echo the shape of the vase.

Leovi said...

Gorgeous flowers, a delight. Excellent, with nice tones in B & W