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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lake McDonald


I took this at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park a long time ago,
when we were vacationing with our children.
It was taken with a Fujica SLR, but I don't remember any other details.

My husband scanned the print into his computer, and I moved it to mine recently. 
I enhanced the color, increased the contrast, cleaned up a few dust spots, reduced the resolution, and this is the result.

I think it will work for Skywatch Friday and Weekend Reflections, don't you?

25 comments:

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Gorgeous depth and perspective. Love the reflections too.

This is one of those place I've always wanted to visit, but haven't yet.

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful photo and a lovely scene.

cieldequimper said...

It's gorgeous!

Anvilcloud said...

Very nice. I've been to Banff and Jasper and would have liked to have visited Glacier. I've been scanning some old family slides and photos lately and find the amount of scratching and deterioration quite significant. But I'm still thankful to have them.

Karen said...

Oh yes indeed it works for both, and it's just marvellous! Great processing, it has a dreamy quality to it.

becky said...

Oh, this is exquiste! Like a dream!!!

Have a Happy Fourth, Louise. :)

Ms. Becky said...

oh, smooth light, color and reflection. it's a classic beauty, and works very well for me. have a fun weekend Dimple.

Kim, USA said...

This is beautiful! The best place to spend vacationing with family. Happy weekend!

SWF

Shirley said...

A gorgeous framable landscape!! Beautiful capture!

Jan n Jer said...

Just Stunning!!!

Genie said...

Your processing and tweaks really did a great job. This is one fantastic shot. Now having ever been there, it is a treat to look at its beauty through your eye. Genie

Linnea said...

That's gorgeous how the sky reflects in the still waters. Happy skywatching!

forgetmenot said...

And what a nice "result" it is--beautiful, beautiful. I have another place to put on my "bucket list" now. Such a glorious scene. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie:)

katney said...

Well worth resurrecting from the old photo collection.

Suz said...

Spectacular!!

ladyfi said...

What a wonderful shot. Love the misty purple look it has.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

A gorgeous view! Simply inspiring. :)

sylvia murphy said...

Glacier is a lovely place. So is Idaho. I look forward to seeing more of your surroundings.

I have not had much luck scanning old photos. They come out too grainy. Perhaps it is time for an upgrade.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful capture of a magnificent place -- have visited there several times! Great job with your edits to the photo and what lovely, peaceful reflections! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy 4th!

Sylvia

James said...

What a beautiful photo! I love the reflections!

texwisgirl said...

so peaceful!

Carola said...

Natures beauty in perfection.

Dianne said...

Picture perfect - well worth the re-vamp.The colours are amazing.
"Adelaide and Beyond"

awarewriter said...

Looks pretty good to me dimple. The water is so 'liquid' LOL. The scenery is breathtaking out there.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The result of all your work looks like a fine painting!

MOST WONDERFUL

The sky’s a most wonderful thing,
Enjoyed by both peasant and king;
No matter the eye
That sees the bright sky
The proper response is to sing!


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