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, July 14, 2011

An Evening Paddle

Driving home last week
I impulsively turned down the road which goes by this place.

This kayaker,
Enjoying an evening paddle,
Caught my eye.

I had to hurry, 
Opportunities like this don't last long!


27 comments:

Ms. Becky said...

that's a serene way to end an evening. or day. this is a feel-good photo Dimple. thanks.

missing moments said...

so peaceful
so wishing to be there

cieldequimper said...

(Big) sigh...

Anvilcloud said...

Had the kids to the beach today, right beside the canoe club. There were tons of youngsters learning to paddle -- both kayaks and canoes.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful progression of photos. I love the way you've captured the sense of motion in the last one.
— K

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

James said...

What a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the fresh air while skywatching and reflection hunting. Great shots!

Genie said...

WOW!!! You really got the great captures this week. These are beautiful shots. Wish I had been there with you to enjoy them. Superb. Genie

J Bar said...

Great sky and reflection shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Tammy said...

Looks familiar...I did the same thing tonight. can't think of a better way to unwind :)

awarewriter said...

Was it an impulse or something more Dimple? Your instincts must have told you that you'd find some neat images down that road. I really like the patterns and reflections in the last shot.

Grilled stickies. Yep, slice a fat sticky bun in half, slather with butter and plop on the grill. Decadent stuff. I haven't had one in years.

DrillerAA09 said...

What a great way to spend a little down time. Lovely captures. Have a great week-end.

Karen said...

Nothing quite like an evening paddle. Great shots!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Looks so beautiful and peaceful AND fun. I love kayaking.

Jan n Jer said...

Great photos...love the reflections! Soooo peaceful looking!

Kim, USA said...

I so agree an event like this don't happened everyday. And looks like he is also in a hurry to get away from you. JOKE!! ^_^ Happy weekend!

SWF

EG Wow said...

Looks like the paddler was nearly at the shore!

Dianne said...

Paddling amid beautiful reflections - lovely!

lotusleaf said...

What a lovely place! Beautiful shots.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The little red kayak almost gets lost in all of nature's blue and green. Almost. Cool shot.

Mama Pajama said...

I'm going to need to find out where I can go kayaking - I remember it being so much fun!

Spiderdama said...

Ah, it`s a great way to spend time in nature. Great photos of the paddle.
Happy week:-)

SouthLakesMom said...

Goes to tell you no "turn" is ever wasted! Even if you hadn't seen the kayaker, it is still a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing!

Robin said...

Bliss. I am aching to get back out on the water when I get to New England next month.

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Sara at Come Away With Me said...

I love the pattern of circles his paddle left in the water in that last photo.

kaye said...

great capture--and what a lovely way to spend a summer evening. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Shanda said...

So peaceful looking. And fun!

g-clix said...

love the ripples following the kayak, and the reflections caught in them
thanks for sharing . . .