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.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

One of Those Shots


This is one of those shots that works without editing. I didn't even crop it.

24 comments:

Hildred and Charles said...

serene and very beautiful, - is the bird fishing, or just soaring?

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

And right in the center of it all, a flying creature! (I'd like to believe it's an eagle.)

Celebrating Light

Saun said...

Awesome, so peaceful I could sit there all day.

Karen said...

Picture perfect!

NatureStop said...

Amazing capture!

Shantana

Lucie Cermanova said...

Such a beauty! Very serene and I love the clouds. Have a nice day!

HansHB said...

This is such a great post! Øovely to see!
Happy SkyWatch to you!

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful scene! The lake and sky and the bird are all SO perfect. Great capture, happy skywatching!

Sylvia K said...

It doesn't get any better than this!! Absolutely gorgeous, serene, peaceful! I love the water, the bird and the beautiful skies -- not to mention a really incredibly beautiful place! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely - one's eye soon finds the bird and is captivated.

Jim said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

chubskulit said...

Captured so beautifully!

My Sky Shot, have a great weekend.

Laura said...

magical moment captured...beautiful!

Martha Z said...

Beautiful, and the bird positioned itself perfectly.

Linnea said...

It looks perfect to me...you even caught a bird in flight!

Carletta said...

A BEAUTIFUL shot!
I noticed the bird too. :)

Joan said...

Beautiful! The water is like glass. The bird looks so cool against it's background. Nice!!

w0rkingAth0mE said...

what a beautiful scenery, nice captured!

anney said...

Brteathtaking view! Lovely cloud formation!

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todayithink said...

How beautiful God's creation is and you have captured it wonderfully.

wifetoalineman02 said...

what a beautiful view of the sky :-) Dropping by from Color Connection.

http://www.adventurousjessy.com/2012/05/another-dress-sets-for-my-little-girl-and-her-doll.html

chubskulit said...

That's a beautiful sky shot.

Thanks for joining Color Connection last week, the linky is up now for this week. Hope you can join again.

Donna said...

Gorgeous. When it works, it works. Love the reflection and the colors. Excellent capture.

Jose said...

This is wonderful! Simply amazing! :)