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.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Ruby Clematis


23 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

A good day for flower close-ups.

maria said...

Lovely! Happy RT.

Mine's here.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely macros, both this and the one below. You are so talented.

Joyful said...

Fabulous colour and detail.

Al said...

Great macro shot, and indeed it's very ruby!

Kim, USA said...

Wohoo this is a very remarkable macro shot!

Ruby Red

missing moments said...

Great macro ... love the detail and intricacies!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A rich and vibrant colour! Wonderful!

Cheryl said...

I am enjoying all the nature close-ups I'm seeing today. Just lovely!

cieldequimper said...

Made me smile!

Vinni said...

Nice shot, Im still learning the art of macro photography.

Genie said...

Lovely capture of the clematis bloom. Am STILL waiting for mine to bloom. Summer is really weird in this neck of the words. No butterflies, just a few bees, and not as many blooms. Bizarre.Genie

lisaschaos said...

BEAutiful!!!!

Evelyn said...

Dimple, that is SO STUNNING! I love that colour. A good macro shot.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This clematis is dazzling! My heart is pounding with joy!

PRAISE FOR RED

What is there about the color red
That makes me want to stand on my head,
And give a loud shout or two of praise
For crimson tints that brighten my days?


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Bits of red here and here

NitWit1 said...

I love the Clematis --- great shot. And I love MACRO photography which I use alot.

Genie said...

Dimple....Thanks so much for your suggestion. I realized the proportions were off when I looked at it on the computer screen. I started not to post it, but decided to go ahead since I was attempting to learn to do something new. I love it when someone like you takes the time to give me helpful critiques...that is the only way I am gong to learn. You are such an inspiration for me as I study your photographs. Again, thanks my friend. Genie

EG Wow said...

Very nice macro, Dimple. I DO LOVE clematis vines!

becky said...

This color looks good enough to eat...:)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Beautiful flower and that shade of pink is dazzling. Great photo. :)

DUTA said...

Wow! It looks like the crimson velvety dress of an Opera singer whose performance I once attended . The dress had some sort of big brooch of which the clematis flower reminds me of.
Magnificient!

forgetmenot said...

Exceptional macro-and what great color!!! Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Danielle said...

This colour is astonishing. I LOVE it!