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, August 12, 2011


Heavy equipment has interesting details.

The Geese on Fry Creek

Here I am, back at my favorite spot for taking pictures.
I visit this place often!
These Canada Geese are feeding, swimming among and casting some marvelous reflections!
This is an uncropped image of the same area. There were other goose families on this inlet, also.
Soon they will start practicing for their fall migration.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Walking one day, eyes on the ground
What are those shadows, soaring around?

Quickly lifting my gaze, this sight met my eyes:
Long-pinioned birds, sailing the skies!

(The birds are turkey vultures.)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Mother and Sons

A friend asked me to do some work for her. 
I spent a couple of hours at her place, visiting and snapping the shutter.
This was one of the images, which I have posted with her permission.

I'm a Copy-Cat!

OK, I'm a copy-cat!
Two weeks ago James published a very cool upside-down reflection.
I was impressed!
A week later, I took this picture, and I think it also looks cool upside-down!

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Bee's View

This is a Close-up of, I think, a gloxinia.
I don't know if a bee has ever visited.
But if one did, this is what she would see!