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 7, 2011

From the Bridge


To get to town from home, I have to cross a bridge. 
Sometimes traffic is very slow.
Sometimes it stops.


It stopped this day.


32 comments:

forgetmenot said...

Lovely blue sky and bright reflection on the water. There is traffic everywhere these days and we spend a lot of time sitting and waiting. Maybe we are learning patience from this common ordeal! Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Heather T. said...

Oh, now....what a beautiful scene to take in and then, I don't know how I'd feel about stopping on a bridge in traffic {I tend to get scaredy sometimes}.

Kay L. Davies said...

Always nice when the traffic stops to allow you to photograph the scenery! Beautiful shots.
— K

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

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous day you had! Love the light on the water and such lovely, clear blue skies! Marvelous captures, Dimple! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Hildred and Charles said...

And you were able to catch those lovely gleaming shots!

cieldequimper said...

I'm glad it stopped for us to see.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

The light sparkling on the water is gorgeous and the little boat is the icing on the cake.

Good thing you had to stop or maybe we wouldn't have seen these photos!

DrillerAA09 said...

You definitely made the most of a bad traffic situation. Very nice captures. Have a great week-end.

becky said...

Sweeping sky, sparkling waters...glad you had your camera with you. I'll bet you always travel with it. I'm so forgetful about mine, leaving it at home, seeing something, and wishing I had it...

EG Wow said...

You were lucky the traffic stopped! NICE photos, Dimple!

eileeninmd said...

Glad you were stopped, what a lovley view from the bridge. Happy skywatching and have a wonderful weekend!

Anvilcloud said...

If you have to get stopped anywhere that seems like a most excellent spot for it to happen.

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow this is beautiful! The reflection on the water looks like tiny diamonds sprinkled from above. Love your photos! Happy weekend!

Sky Watch Friday

Karen said...

I wouldn't mind be stopped on the bridge with a view like that! Love the sparkling water.

Dianne said...

the bridge I cross has very high rails so I can't get scenes in traffic
I love yours
the light on the water is like diamonds

DUTA said...

The first and last photos display a dream-like view of stunning reflection of light in water.
Well done, Dimple!

Dianne said...

Just in time for you to take these amazing shots - delightful.
"Adelaide and Beyond"

Arija said...

I'm glad the traffic sopped so you could pick up a fist full of stars.

Jan n Jer said...

Nice shot...love the way the sun sparkles in the water!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what wonderful sparkling water...

Robin said...

How beautiful, I think I'd almost wish for traffic to stop so that I could stop and enjoy.

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Sara at Come Away With Me said...

You took great advantage of the stopped traffic! What a beautiful scene to enjoy while waiting to cross the bridge.

James said...

What a beautiful place! I love look of the reflected sun just like diamonds on the water.

awarewriter said...

Glad you stopped. Even better you saw and pulled the sparkling light into your camera. Give me some light! Yep, you done it.

Rayna Eliana said...

How lovely and serene...

VioletSky said...

What a beautiful spot to be stopped.

Kate said...

The water sparkles!

Mama Pajama said...

lovely - do you sometimes get the urge to just get out of your car and walk away? I do..! happy Sunday!

Pat said...

Now THAT'S when you don't mind being in bumper-to-bumper traffic! I love the reflections!

Francisca said...

Not all traffic is bad... now we all got to see the diamonds twinkle on the water... Lovely!

Leora said...

Dreamy and beautiful.

Irina said...

When I see the photos like this, I want to be a bird. Or I was, some lives ago, and just remember the feeling. Thank you for that memories))