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 24, 2011

See It Sunday: Fish

This is from my archive. I published an unedited version before,
but for the See It Sunday theme this week, which is "Fish,"
I did some cropping and cleaning.
The edit also revealed some subtle reflections, so I am submitting it for Weekend Reflections as well.

I hope everyone has a good weekend!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Reflected Sky

In the previous post I showed How to Change a Tractor Tire.
The same day I took those shots, I captured this.
I think the reflected sky is more interesting than the real one!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

How to Change a Tractor Tire

We needed to replace the large tires on our tractor this summer.
The answer to "Why?" is evident in the first frame of this collage!
After finding suitable replacement tires which we could afford--
they were in Massachusetts--
and having them shipped to us,
we called our local tire center.
The young man who came out worked very hard!
After jacking the tractor up, he first had to pump out the solution which filled the tire. 
(You can see this in the second frame.)
Next, he had to break the bead, which required some serious work with a very big hammer! 
(It had been a very long time since these tires were changed!)
The rest of the job was "easy:"
dismounting the old, 
mounting the new,
installing the new tube,
pumping in the solution,
pressurizing with air.
But it was finally done, on both sides.
Hopefully we will not need to do this again for another very long time!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Window Art

This window on a house in town caught my eye recently,
so I caught an image!

Nebraska "Lighthouse"

Near Scottsbluff, Nebraska, is man-made Minatare Lake.
Nebraska has no ocean shoreline,
but those who designed this lake chose to put in a "lighthouse."

One can enter this structure,

and climb the (very narrow) stairs,

To see the lake and the weather. 

As you can see, the water was quite high when I was there.
I enjoyed our visit!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Nebraska Sky

This was taken just outside the gate of Scotts Bluff National Monument in western Nebraska.
I found it in my archive as I was looking for a photo for 
I think I will also link with Scenic Sunday. I hope everyone has a good weekend!

P.S. This place was a landmark on the Oregon Trail. If you are interested in the history of the Trail,
follow this link.