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, December 29, 2011

Dappled Light

Sun after snowdust
Light and shadow play
Northwoods winter day

17 comments:

todayithink said...

Ok a triple blessing! I know I am probably commenting in the wrong order but I am looking newest to oldest. Doesn't matter all a joy.

Woody said...

I love how the snow highlights the pines, very beautiful!

Carver said...

Wonderful dappled light shot.

Dragonstar said...

It looks so delicate in spite of the strength of the trees.

(My daughter's shawl is Damson by Ysolda Teague.)

Karen said...

Oh that's a beauty! Wishing you a Happy New Year.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful! A Happy Wonderful 2012 be yours!

awarewriter said...

Love the way you snuck the light in against the tree trunk and branches Dimple.

Genie said...

You have given us a magical land of trees and snow...so beautiful. I loved reading your words about you and your photography. You could not have put it more beautifully. So nice. genie

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful and haunting lighting! A touch of magical romance!

Sylvia K said...

Such a lovely, mystical shadow shot for the day, Dimple! I love it! Wishing you a wonderful and very Happy New Year!

Sylvia

chubskulit said...

Chilly and peaceful!

My shadow, happy new year to you and yours.

Kelly said...

This would be a gorgeous shot any way you look at it, but the effect in B&W is quite stunning.

May you find all you hope and wish for in the coming year.

Kay L. Davies said...

Such a winter wonderland, full of light and shadow. A beautiful photo!
K

Cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

This is so beautiful in b+w. It makes the shadows even more dramatic. Happy New Year to you!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nothing like snow in the woods.

Cassie said...

Beautiful ShadowShot Dimple Dear!! It makes me miss N.Idaho so much. Thanks for the memory. Happy New Year to you. Blessings!!

Rejen said...

Beatyful picture and words...I wish you a happy new year..;-D