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.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Nails


17 comments:

patriciawonders said...

There is beauty in the ordinary...

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Very nice picture! Why didn't I think of such nails ;)

Kay L. Davies said...

For the purposes of the photo, does it matter that these are screws? Just a thought, not a criticism. It's a beautiful photo and the weathered boards bring back many old memories.
— K

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

Dimple said...

Kay, well, the closest one is a screw, but the other two, I believe, are nails. Good observation!

Denise said...

Hi Dimple, this is such a neat image.

Ms. Becky said...

this is very cool. I love the chipped paint! happy day to you Dimple.

LV said...

What an outstanding and different shot.

Anvilcloud said...

I am happy enough with shots like this.

Nukke said...

What a beautiful photo !!!!!

Have a nice monday !

JM said...

Great details and textures.

stardust said...

There is something rustic, lonely and nostalgic to this weather-beaten board.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The grain in the wood is beautiful as well!

Mrs. Claus said...

Thanks for joining in the hop!! Newest follower!

Merry Christmas!

Lisa said...

You know, You work with your God given talent well. I am sure He is pleased.

Beautiful photo!!! and that lighting WOW! When I grow up I want to take pictures like you. ;)

Leovi said...

Simply wonderful and exquisite, that delicious B&W.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Love the perspective - you've made the ordinary look beautiful.

pamq said...

My type of photo!