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 4, 2012

An Old Building


This is scanned from a 35mm print which was taken about 1974. I cropped it a little, retouched a few damaged spots, and adjusted the colors.
I don't know if this building still stands, or why it was built.
But I think it makes a great photo! 

16 comments:

Joyful said...

It is a lovely photo. Sadly you don't see these old buildings anymore where I live. But in the province next door where I took a trip last September (and hope to go again soon), they have a lot of old wooden buildings. Mostly they are storage sheds not old homes.

Hildred and Charles said...

You are right, - it does make a wonderful photo of days gone by, and I love your rain photo below, as well.

Joan said...

It makes a beautiful photo!

CameraCruise said...

I think it makes a beautiful photo too.

Robert Geiss said...

Being born that year, it felt indeed like traveling through time. Great shot. Please have a good Sunday.

KT said...

Interesting... I have been thinkign about finding out who has my Grandmas' old photos and try to work a bit with them.

todayithink said...

You are so clever. I have a hard time just holding a camera still so the pictures aren't all fuzzy wonkers!

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty scene, I have always loved log building and houses. Happy Scenic Sunday!

Jessica said...

I love exploring old buildings out in the woods. Thanks for sharing :)

becky said...

Makes me think of my family's history of living in log cabins and shanties out on the western prairie of North Dakota...some of those buildings still stand.

Gary said...

Great photo and nice restoration job!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It does! You were making great photos way before digital.

Anvilcloud said...

It would b good without the human, but he makes it better.

Ms. Becky said...

I agree, it does make a great photo. those are what I consider the good old days. I'm also loving Rain. What a moody and introspective photo. Perfect. I think it belongs on my wall. :) happy day to you Dimple.

EG CameraGirl said...

Scenic indeed. I love old buildings like this.

Buttons said...

Awesome photo I love that building too. B