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

Vase


31 comments:

becky said...

What an eye you have! Who'da thought to look at a vase for an abstract design...interesting room reflected!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous reflection, Louise, and the color of the forsythia is just as I imagined it, a faded version of its fresh self. Love it!
— K

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

Ms. Becky said...

a keen eye on this one. and I love it in black and white too. you take the most wonderful black and white photos.

EG Wow said...

I like the way the stems cross inside this glass vase.

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Oh... this is wonderful. Love the reflection!

Thanks SO much for stopping by my site and leaving your footprint in my comment box. It was lovely to stop in for a visit... I realize I haven't been in a while.

forgetmenot said...

Thanks for the nice comments on my Skywatch. Once again your "creativity" is in rare form--what a great reflection shot--excellent. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Kala said...

Beautiful image of the forsythia blossoms! What a wonderful idea to put them in a vase.

LDH said...

Oh, Dimple, you have such an eye your beauty and capture it so well in photos. I had a great time perusing many of your latest posts! Lovely!

Clytie said...

What abstract beauty you have found in an everyday object! What a great shot!

Beatriz said...

beautiful taking the difference flowers in and out of water

Greetings from Barcelona

'Tsuki said...

We call those flowers forsythia, in France ; we see them bloom earlier in the year... You made quite a composition with those one, though : such a lovely reflection on the vase...

Gine said...

La réalité recomposée : abstrait parfait !

Emille said...

What a clever photo! Great capture:)

ρομπερτ said...

a bit like an universe on its own.



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Lynette Killam said...

A wonderful capture, Dimple, with all those window reflections! And I like that you've kept your forsythia, even though it's past its prime...I feel much like that myself these days...LOL.

awarewriter said...

Ah, such a difference (from the B&W shot). Neat reflections and colors Dimple. Thanks for dropping by and commenting on Ann's graduation photos.

Linda Makiej said...

really beautiful reflections!!!

Karen said...

Oh...very creative!

stardust said...

Water must be still, but reflected things look go whirling.

knitwit said...

Beautiful--such springy colours. makes me want to get outside and cut some of our flowers to bring inside!

Dianne said...

flawless composition!

Francisca said...

How clever to find reflections in a vase. And I do believe I can say hello to the woman behind the camera I see... :-)

NitWit1 said...

Really great creativity and you captured it1

Nita Davis said...

Beautiful reflections. I love the way the curves of the vase effect the reflections.

Nita Davis said...

What a great eye you have. Love the way the curve of the vase effects the reflection.

JM said...

Love the perspective! Great shot.

DUTA said...

I love it: the delicate colours of the flowers, the magic reflections, the transparent glass of the vase.
Great photographic composition!

Boonie S said...

Not at all invasive. Very creative!

Have a nice day, Boonie

Crown of Beauty said...

Dimple, what lovely pictures you have posted the past weeks. I particularly love the spring photo of the trees and the lake!

Do you have your photos available as gift cards?

Love
Lidj

RuneE said...

You had some very fine matching colours in your vase - very nice :-)

PS Thank you for the comment - the title was very much intended ... ;-)

James said...

I was on the road when you posted this. One of the great things about blogs is that they make it easy to catch up on what we miss. Excellent reflection!