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, September 15, 2011

Window


I published this before in color.
I think it is better in black and white.


Which do you like better, cropped or uncropped?



39 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Uncropped, definitely. It's a nice photo when it's cropped, it's a beautiful picture with the whole window and the lace curtain.
— K

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

Paulie said...

BUT, you are using the talents God gave you to capture His handiwork!

I like the cropped photo better-- it seems like a painting. . .

Joyful said...

Nice contrasts.

Joyful said...

Oh, and I like the uncropped better. I think the lace adds a nice effect.

Ms. Becky said...

oh, I think cropped. it's a wonderful photo Dimple. I love the black and white. happy day to you!

ρομπερτ said...

wonderful ! providing many memories of a light I saw while returning home. love the first pictures most.
please have a good friday.


daily athens

forgetmenot said...

I like it better with the lovely curtains showing up at the top. Very nice both ways though. I love how opinions are so divided--isn't it great we all see things so differently. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Karen said...

Both are good, but I like the first one best. I'm with Mickie, I like the curtains!

Anvilcloud said...

The uncropped version is framed all around, partly with the curtains on top that others have noted. There is often also more drama to portrait orientation for some reason. I also like the 2/3 ratio better. When I crop I often try to come close to that ratio.

becky said...

Uncropped. I liked the taller, more vertical story.

Harry Snowden said...

These are awesome Dimple! Great composition. I love the detail in the white tones, it really pulls it all together

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful composition!

Getaway Place

James said...

Excellent shot! I love the composition and the un cropped version is my favorite!

Dragonstar said...

Uncropped! So much to see - wonderful patterns everywhere, and every variation of white and black.

David said...

I'm like you, Dimple. I am drawn to windows and the thought that there are always two photos inside of one...the window itself and what's beyond. Nice work.
David/

awarewriter said...

Color Dimple? Nah. These are excellent in B&W. Which one? The first one is my pick. The cropped image puts too much emphasis on the hanging lamp. Well Done!!!!

LauraX said...

I typically would prefer the cropped version in its simple geometric shapes...but I really love the light and shadow of the curtain in the first photo...hmmm. Ok. Both:-)

'Tsuki said...

Wow Dimple, discovering your pictures is always such a pleasure... You master well Black and white, here.

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

joo said...

I don't know. Both are superb!
Have a great weekend:)

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures for the day, Dimple, and I like the uncropped one with the lace curtains! I do love windows and all the things you can do with them! Hope you have a great weekend!


Sylvia

Dorian Susan said...

I like the uncropped. Windows seem to capture my attention, subconciously. I guess I'm always wondering what's on the other side. With reflections, they offer much more than first meets the eye. I agree that black and white serves this image well. Nicely captured.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wonderful shot, perfect in b/w, and I prefer the top version with the bit of lace. A bold photo, great composition.

Bises,
Genie

REJEN said...

Beatyful in B/W...;D

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent black and white photographs.

Regards and best wishes

Dianne said...

I like the cropped
your composition is flawless

Elisabeth said...

Uncropped. Excellent capture!

JM said...

The top composition is my favourite. Just lovely!

Nita Davis said...

Very lovely photo. I prefer the uncropped as it evokes a very comfortable feel and emotion.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

I like the cropped version in b&w best. It's a very eye catching image.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Black and white, uncropped (I am unqualified to comment on which is the better from a real photographer's standpoint, but I just can't get enough of those curtains!)

strandskatan said...

Very good! I like it very much!

Nezzy said...

Yep, give credit where credit is due and God blessed you with much talent girl.

I like the cropped picture best but they are bot amazin' sweetie.

God bless ya and have a most beautiful day!!! :o)

DUTA said...

The tiny lace curtain adds much delicacy to the window. Beautiful capture!

Crown of Beauty said...

The uncropped version is beautiful. The perspective is dramatic - with the white lace curtains, and the lamp not taking up the whole space.

This is such a lovely photograph!

Is it your window?

Love
Lidia

Joan said...

Very pretty in black and white!
I like it cropped.
Hope you are having a good week.

RAV OG KRAT said...

Beuatiful..I like the uncropped picture ;-)

pamq said...

Boy, I just don't know.....

I like the lace in the uncropped photo, but there is just something about the cropped one.....

Don't ever ask me to make a decision about ANYTHING!!!!

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

I like the uncropped version myself, and it's beautiful in B&W. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Cheers!