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, July 15, 2011

Chain Link #2: Black and White

This is a backstop to a ball field in
Bloomington, Indiana.

This close-up of a pole and connector can be seen in color

17 comments:

awarewriter said...

Told ya. These are excellent in B&W Dimple. Nice work. I can tell you're having fun.

awarewriter said...

Well done Dimple...the warming I mean. Similar to using a warm toned paper in the wet darkroom.

Genie said...

I loved this shot when you posted it in color; I like it in back and white just as well. Both have their own personalities and are both so appealing to the eye. Genie

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent photos.
I like your choice for black and white.

Regards!

Francisca said...

Yup, works in color and in monochrome, Dimple. I like lighting and the composition on both.

cieldequimper said...

I remember the colour shot and now I can't decide if I like b&w better...

g-clix said...

Love the play of shadow and light on the chain link . . . thanks for sharing . . .

Rune Kvisla said...

Symbolic and strong pictures, suitable for black and white.

Leora said...

I love your links - I took shots of links and used them for posts on permalinks (WordPress settings).

Spiderdama said...

wonderful b/w photos. I like the shadow in nr 2 very well.

Julia Smith said...

The second one is just lovely with the shadow playing along the pole.

Magda said...

Hello ! Thank you very much for stopping by on my blog ! As for your questions: the bottels are bees traps, there is a hole on the bottom and you put some water and sugar to attract bees. But in my case, my Mom puts them only for decoration in summer :-). Also, the drop of water is a bee but it isn't showing well in my picture...
I love your shot, esp. the close up ! Your pictures are always amazing yet so simple :-). Have a great week !

hip-chick said...

Love this in black and white. I love the light and shadow and pattern. I just love it.

DUTA said...

There's something mighty about the loops in the chain; it doesn't show up in the soft shadow though.

No doubt, the B/W tones have a lot to do with the dramatic effects of the pictures.

Harry Snowden said...

Outstanding textures and shadows

Dragonstar said...

The textures and patterns are excellent!

David said...

Hi Dimple,
You always have the coolest ideas. I try to guess what you'll think up next, but I'm wrong every time.
You have an excellent eye for beauty in unusual places.
Great job.
David/ :-)
BTW: I added you to my blog roll today. Thanks for being such a good friend.