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.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Chain Link


53 comments:

Sarah said...

Great shot-at first I thought they were huge pieces of linked metal!

becky said...

Oh,nice patterning, repetition. Have a happy weekend, Louise!

Ms. Becky said...

this is a nice shadow. I like it a whole lot.

anemonen said...

I love thoose kind of photos and here is much to look at in your blog. I love your photos of the lady slipper.I missed last week B&W and the lunch timer is a photo i wouldn´t mind to have in my archive. Have a nice evening.

Ralph said...

The chain link is common, the rust on the steel wire not so attractive. However, the shadow has none of the rusty blemishes, the shape of the link perfectly formed, as it seems to wrap around the pole. Stunning it is, artistic shadows and wonderfully captured!

Ralph said...

The chain link is common, the rust on the steel wire not so attractive. However, the shadow has none of the rusty blemishes, the shape of the link perfectly formed, as it seems to wrap around the pole. Stunning it is, artistic shadows and wonderfully captured!

Woody said...

I'm a big fan of things rusty and this is great!!

Heather T. said...

Nice shadow :)

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shadow shot for the day, Dimple! Isn't it fun to find shots like this one? It's one reason I keep my camera close at hand -- surprised I haven't started sleeping with it!!! Hope your weekend is going well!

Sylvia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I am very impressed with the close-up of the chain-link fence. It is a work of art!

SHADOW DANCE

Shadows left and shadows right;
Shadows dancing through the night;
Shadows crouching on the wall;
Shadows spring and shadows fall
On the unsuspecting guest,
Who thought shadows offered rest!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and here

cieldequimper said...

Love this shot, lots of symbolism in it.

Karen said...

I like everything about this photo! The rust, the shadow, the bokeh...it's great!

Cassie said...

My, aren't you the artsy lady! Very nice ShadowShot. Is that part of a fence? Happy SSS.

awarewriter said...

This is great Dimple -- one of your best ever. Of course (when you have time) you'll play with this one in B&W. The color version is excellent. Who knows what you can do????

bj said...

AMAZING photo. Love it...
xo bj

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful shadow shot, Louise. Simple, and simply lovely.
— K

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

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow capture!

Shadows at my page, please come and see.

Marja said...

Fantastic shot

Hey Harriet said...

An amazing photo! And I'm such a sucker for rust! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Your photo is like a work of ART!!! Well done. I really like the richness of the chain link's coloration.

My Sunday Link: Shadow of Old Glory

Hope your weekend is treating you well!!

Boonie S said...

Cool shadow shot. The chain link looks quite intimidating at this range too.

All the best, Boonie

NitWit1 said...

Love this selection. It proves over and over there are great photos everywhere, even rusty chain link and shadow.

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautifully composed photo, such nice colours and textures too

Joan said...

Very nice!!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent composition and photography, too.

Regards!

ksrgmck said...

Now that is upclose and personal with some chain link!! Very good shot!
-Kelly

ksdoolittle said...

Excellent shot!! You have quite the eye for interesting images!! ~karen

SouthLakesMom said...

Very interesting shot! Evokes that late afternoon sun. Love all the pattern on the pole!

Dianne said...

I love rust, I call it time's paint
your composition is wonderful

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful composition! ^_^

Dragonfly

em said...

Very cool shot!

lisaschaos said...

Love the warm colors! Rust is always so photogenic. lol

Dimple said...

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Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

what a awesome and different shot

Linda Makiej said...

Simply WoNdErFuL macro shot!!

Genie said...

Striking photography. The rust on the metal with the light and shadows is fabulous. You really did it this week. Kudos for one fine shot. Genie

GrandmaK said...

Well done! Cathy

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Great light and details of the rust!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

I like the composition and the light - very well done :)

EG Wow said...

I love the shadow, Dimple!

missing moments said...

Great shadow and shot!

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

Love rusty stuff!!! One of my favorite things and you did a great job capturing it!

Rayna Eliana said...

Such a simple shot filled with nice shadows and texture blends.

Jay said...

That's a great shot! And quite lovely.

So tell me; why is it that I hate fences 'ruining the landscape', so why do I love these detail shots? I take them myself, too!

Anvilcloud said...

Nice light and nice shadow.

forgetmenot said...

What a great photo--such an interesting shadow, and the chain has its own charm too. Excellent shot. Have a great week. Mickie :)

Jaimie said...

I LOVE the colors and textures on the fence post! :)
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NatureFootstep said...

great shot. :)

citymouse said...

What a wonderful image! I am slowly learning how to use my camera... I've got a long way to go!

DUTA said...

In real life, I don't like chains and rust, but I do like them here,in your picture.

There's something about the chain, its shadow, and the colors (including the color of rust) that make this capture great.

Maggie May said...

There is beauty even in a rusty chain link fence and you have captured that in this lovely photo.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

knitwit said...

You make chain link look so beautiful and meaningful! I'm going to go outside to see what my husband calls "that misbegotten fence" and try to look at it like you do!

Patti said...

Nice shadow find, Dimple... all I could think of was "Chain, chain, chain...chain of fools"

An Aretha Franklin classic!

Hope you have a great Friday.