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, February 10, 2012

Sunlight

Just sunlight and a tree.
No snow
No ice
No water
Amazing!

36 comments:

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

I certainly thought there was ice.

Carver said...

It almost looks like the sun has caught the trees on fire, kind of like ice fire. I like it a lot.

Marie said...

Gorgeous capture! Oh gosh how I'm longing for the light! So tired of the dark season.

Tina´s PicStory said...

really wonderful pic! :)

Kitty said...

Wow! What a pretty burst of brightness! I love turning my face towards the sun at this time of year - trying to feel the first spring warmth.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice black and white shot.

Regards and best wishes

Rejen said...

Beatyful...;-D

Rejen said...

Beatyful...;-D

cieldequimper said...

This is absolutely wonderful. Like walking into a dream!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How lovely! I wouldn't have thought this would be so perfect in B&W! But it really is.

Hildred and Charles said...

Incredible, - a beautiful shot, Dimple.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow. No water? No ice?
Fantastic shot!
K

Nezzy said...

Really??? I thought for sure the tree was iced!

What an amazin' photo this is. Ya can actually see God's light.

Thanks for sharin' this beautiful photo with us.

God bless ya and have an fantabulous weekend sweetie!!! :o)

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful b&W shot! Best wishes!

Hanne Bente said...

Good morning Dimple.
Very nice pictures you show.
Wishing you a good weekend.
Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Stunning perspective and contrasts. Just love the light.

andereperspektive-doru said...

Great composition!
Thank you!

becky said...

Heavy on the backlighting?

Rebecca said...

The backlight is beautiful!

forgetmenot said...

You caught it at the perfect moment--excellent photo. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Laura said...

amazing indeed...stunning moment in time you have captured.

Genie said...

You never know what kind of a treat you are going to have when you look straight up to the heavens. This is one beautiful capture. Love the lighting. Heavenly.genie

DUTA said...

Just looking at your picture makes me feel good and warm.
Sunlight, the beautiful natural light - life cannot exist on the planet without it.

EG Wow said...

Cool shot, Dimple!

Joan said...

Beautiful! It surely does look like snow and ice.

Dragonstar said...

I'm beginning to think spring is on the way! Lovely sunny shot.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Dimple,
Your perspective, looking up through the branches, gives a sense of the tree's grandeur. The wonderful sunlight intensifies that feeling. Thank you so much for linking this post to "Sunlight Sunday"
-Karen

Bluebell Woods said...

I love the photo, its magical.
Janice

Tracy Wood said...

Beautiful! God's glory revealed through nature for sure!!

Hanne Bente said...

Hallo Dimple.
Thank you for your statement.
Self is begyndt to put et speeches ind about Morgenen, and later in Dagen blot et Enkelt billede, en form for Fotoblog, in min own blog.
Calls graver en gud day / gud ny week.
Knus Hanne Bente ♥

Nukke said...

Cool sunshine in your B&W photo !!!

Have a nice Monday !

Maggie May said...

That looks beautiful.
B & W seems to be the in thing now and it does look lovely.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

NitWit1 said...

I would love to come upon such a scene. I would have sworn ice except ice formations are not usually in this shape.

We had an epic ice storm 3 years ago and frequent snow storms.

Hanne Bente said...

Halo Dimple.
Just inside to say hello.
I created a photo blog yesterday - if you want to look.
hbt.finus.dk
Wishing you a good day - hope you are well.
Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I thought it was snow for a minute. What brilliant contrast, I love it.

Mrs. White said...

Such a beautiful picture!

Blessings
Mrs. White