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 1, 2011

Lunch Time


23 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Super shot: cowboys, cell phones and crazy legs.

~Cheryl said...

Great shot! It's also very "telling" of our times and our need to be connected with our self as well as others.

James said...

This is an excellent photo!

john said...

wonderful candid picture.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Love this shot - great contrasts and feeling in the picture :)

cieldequimper said...

This is another photo I'd like to see in a book... Coffee table book.

Heather T. said...

This is great, Louise!! Love the cowboys. Is one of them texting? Why should that surprise me? I don't know.

awarewriter said...

Love it Dimple. I wish you could have gotten more of the old guy on the right. Looks like a real character.

Linnea said...

This is a wonderful capture! It places the viewer right there in that room!

Birgitta said...

Great capture!

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Rune Kvisla said...

Fascinating portrait. Good work with the light.

Dragonstar said...

Such a fun and different photo. So much to see.

Genie said...

I thought I had seen everything in this shot, and then I discovered the coffee cup. This is a grand picture with so much detail in the black and white. Fabulous photography. Genie

DUTA said...

That's a picture of major contrasts:
- black and white color
- young versus old
- active versus tired
(the young man is happily doing something; the old man can hardly drink his coffee)
- fashionable versus old-fashioned
(the hats and the outfits of the two men).

Great picture!

becky said...

Wow! You did a great job of catching a humorous view of the landscape...inside...nice composition, too!!! Love it in black and white...gives it more gravitas.

Joan said...

Great shot!

EG Wow said...

If it weren't for the texting I might have thought this was an old-time photo. :)

Lucy said...

It really could do with an explanation this picture . . . where, when, is it real, is it posed, are they waxworks . . ?

Tantalising.

Lucy

LDH said...

Love this! The composition and the dark sepia (?) color. At first glance the cowboy on the left looks like he has some extra legs :)

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Great shot! It's funny to see him using a cell phone, because his clothes look like they're from a past era!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good black and white photography.

Regards!

Serline said...

A nice, relaxing atmosphere.
Have a blessed weekend!

http://serlineblackandwhitephotography.blogspot.com/2011/07/petal-rain-drop.html

Gypsy Lala said...

Relaxing time, the wall should be beautiful with those decoration.