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, May 25, 2012

Picasa Meets an Egg

I noticed this egg in the middle of the trail I normally walk on...
I think it probably was some predator's meal.
Of course, I had to take its picture...

When I put it on my computer, I couldn't get the interior to show detail...
until I inverted the colors.
It was a short step from there to this black and white.
A little strange, perhaps, and it looks a little like it's floating.
But I like it!

The steps to this image:
Crop
Bring up the shadows
Invert the colors
Convert to black and white

Enjoy the weekend!

14 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

It made for an absolutely wonderful photo, Louise. I love it. At first it looked like it had been dipped in chocolate, then I could see images inside it. Good work!
K

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture you show.
Wishing you a good Pentecostal.
Hugs Hanne Bente

Robert Nicolaescu said...

I like to use Picasa too. Have a nice weekend!

HansHB said...

A great composition!
Perfect post for W-B&W!

Dragonstar said...

Very creative editing. It almost looks mirrored.

Buttons said...

I like it too Dimple good eye and edit. B

Rune said...

Fascinating rusult! It is said that taking pictures is all abaout seeing, and one may possibly include editing into such a point of view. Have a nice day :)

foto de inginer said...

I like the composition. Thanks for the instructions to obtain a perfect black & white ! Nice weekend!

Francisca said...

I'm not sure you intended this, Dimple, but to me this image has an other-worldliness about it.

Laura said...

very interesting...definitely a work of art!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You definitely illuminate my world with your pictures and your lessons on Picassa! Very nice find.

Joyful said...

I like your title and the photo is very interesting in black and white.

Icy BC said...

That is an awesome image! I should remember to convert the colors sometimes.

David said...

I like it! Who would have ever thought of inverting the colors?
It's very beautiful and I think, thought-provoking.
David/;0)