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, April 20, 2012

Snow Drops

These flowers have faded, but they were beautiful.
I applied Picasa's "Pencil Sketch" to my black and white image;
this is the result.

20 comments:

becky said...

Wow, you and Julie over at Being Ruby are artists on the web! This is exquisite...wish I knew how to play around on Picasa...

Carver said...

That's a very interesting shot. Very creative.

Birgitta - FOTO grafi said...

So welcome when they appeare :)

anemonen said...

Different and creative as I like.

Rejen said...

Wonderful..;-D

Dragonstar said...

This is very delicate, and the light is beautiful.

HansHB said...

Awesome!
Happy W-inB&W!

Genie said...

Experimenting is such fun and this shot turned out really well. In some ways it resembles the old negatives we used to get. genie

Beth Niquette said...

I love your blog. Your photography is wonderful too. I was especially struck by what you wrote about where credit is due. I feel much the same way.

In fact, I've always wanted to draw like him--these days sometimes He lets me draw with Him. (grin)

For which I am deeply grateful. Have a lovely weekend!

Laura said...

so pretty...love the special effects!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

I love the effect.....

DUTA said...

I envy your ability to play with Picasa.
The term I would apply to your photo is 'Delicacy' - delicate flowers,leaves, and light.

Mariane said...

It is a wonderful photo - and greatly seen how to take a shot of them snowdrops ;)

My contribution is to find here:
http://www.starone.dk/wp_2/?page_id=347

Joan said...

The pencil sketch is very cool!
I have tried it on a few photos, some look good, some not so much. :)
Love this one!

Carletta said...

Hi Dimple,
Nice lighting in your original it seems. Wish I could really pencil sketch anything. :)
Lovely editing!

Hanne Bente said...

Hallo Dimple.
Very nice picture.
Wishing you a good Sunday.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow. I'm going to go try that -- thank you for the beautiful picture and for telling us how you did it. Amazing.

VaishVijay said...

Thatz a lovely touch and the description of your blog at the top is wonderful!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

I like Picasa too:). Beautiful! Have a nice day!

Cassie said...

Love these snow drops! This year for SURE we have to get together in Sandpoint!!