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 17, 2011

In Montana

We are visiting our children, and have been on the road for going on two weeks. 
Our first day out, on a lunch stop in Drummond, Montana,
this cavalcade passed by. 
I had to get up from the table, go outside, and do what I normally don't:
photograph a person!


32 comments:

becky said...

Excellent in black and white. Hope you're having a wonderful Montana visit!! (Been wondering where you were...)

Leovi said...

Beautiful and unique picture, very nice. That dog is a real horseman... horsedog

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic! I can see why you had this sudden urge!

Anvilcloud said...

Gotta luv it.

Kay L. Davies said...

Sometimes horses just have a person on them and there's nothing we can do about it. LOL
I like this photo, Louise, especially in B&W.
— K

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

Irina said...

This is great. Usually the situations like this one happen when I do not have my camera with me)

DUTA said...

What a striking , beautiful picture in black and white!

It displays representatives of two civilizations on the road: horses and cars. Women do both: ride horses and drive cars.

forgetmenot said...

Great B&W shot. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy the visit with your children. Be safe. Mickie :)

Karen said...

I'm glad you did! Not a usual scene. My eyes were first drawn to the dog.
Thank you for your condolence on my personal blog Louise.

David said...

Dimple,
I'm glad you did! There's a whole story here in one picture.
She'd be a fun person to talk to.
Happy B&w
David

Lesley said...

When entertainment walks by, you must get up from the table!

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

I think she looks as if she is glad to be photographed. All new gear too. Do you know where she was going?

Lucy

Walk in New York said...

tres bon b&w, une photo qui sort de l'ordinaire, j'aime beaucoup

Merci d'avoir participer au challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

Dragonstar said...

You didn't photograph a person - it's a way of life! What a wonderful thing to see, and you managed to catch it on camera. Very well done!

Marja said...

What a fantastic shot lol Love it. Makes me thing of the "Bremer city mucisicians, a european fairytale

LauraX said...

I love the blend of past and present...but of course it is all present. Great shot!

eileeninmd said...

It is a fantastic shot, I think I would hav had to go out and take a shot too. I like that the dog has it own horse, very cool sight to see. Looks perfect in B&W.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Such a cultural piece of artwork you've created with your camera!!!

Happy Camera Critter Day. Here is my LINK Hope to see you stop by for a visit!!

Powell River Books said...

My kind of country. Love the dog riding on top. - Margy

Ms. Becky said...

love it! that's a well-trained doggie. and a fantastic capture. I hope you're having the time of your life Dimple.

Jidhu Jose said...

really nice shot

NitWit1 said...

Seems like a great Montana scene and I have never been there!.

awarewriter said...

Nice catch Dimple. You weren't photographing a person, you were photographing an event. Way cool!

Drop me a message when you post your B&W/sepia.

Dianne said...

this is a photo just waiting to be taken :)

Carletta said...

I've never been brave enough to take a photo of anyone who didn't know I was taking their picture. :)
Lovely in black and white!
Hope you continue to have a wonderful time!

My garden haven said...

Did you count how many of us missed the dog? I didn't notice it until I read some of the comments! Great shot.
Rosie

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

awesome photo! What a great place to go visiting..

Thanks for stopping by mine.

God Bless!
JuLIE

Kala said...

Fantastic capture - so many wonderful b&w contrasts.

Joan said...

Great photo! I love it in black and white.

Dave said...

Oh to know the story behind the photo subject! I love the dog riding with such purpose. Great shot. Dave at photoviews

James said...

Wow! This is a very interesting picture! I like it a lot. Hopefully you will photograph more people after this. :)

Francisca said...

This is just too good to pass up! The dog on the horse is precious. Another great catch, Dimple (or should I call you Louise?... it's hard to know what people prefer: their "nom de plume" or real name.)
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