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, September 23, 2011

Boat Detail


16 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Nice photo!

awarewriter said...

Nice Dimple. I like the up close perspective. Good job getting on the wall this week.

Karen said...

Great contrast here Louise!

Kay L. Davies said...

Interesting photo, yes, beautifully shot and with fine detail, especially the rope, but my brain is having a hard time matching it with the word "boat"!
My problem is probably in the same brain-part that occasionally looks at a familiar word and wonders if it is spelled incorrectly.
I went away, did something else, came back, and I'm still stymied.
Sigh.
— K

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

REJEN said...

nice shot...;D

forgetmenot said...

I never thought I'd be saying "nuts and bolts" make a nice photo---but they do!!! Very interesting and creative shot--I can see that on a wall somewhere. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Woody said...

Nice contrast of lines, angles, and curves.

Kitty said...

I'd never have connected this with the sea! Beautifully bright shot.

becky said...

Oh, nice composition! I love it when you photograph real items that lose their reality, becoming abstract art.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photo.

Regards and best wishes

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

On somebody else's** blog I saw this in their header "a photographer sees the world instead of just looking at it!" Your recent posts really illustrate that beautifully. You have a great eye.


** (I wish I could remember whose it was.)

David said...

I love the geometry! It would look nice in a modern style black frame.
David :-)

Sivinden said...

Great composition and lovely contrasts!

JM said...

Fantastic composition! I would have never guess it's a boat. :-)

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful collection of patterns.

Sorry to be so late - computer trouble!

pamq said...

I am just so glad that someone else notices these kinds of things.....

And then takes the photos, too!

Very fun!