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, June 15, 2012

Charismatic Columbine

I've been playing with Picasa again! 
This image of a columbine blooming in front of my house has been cropped slightly and 
the mid-tone light increased just a little.

"Orton-ish"

Infrared black and white--dramatic!

"Holga-ish"--I like this black and white rendition.

This is the color inverted, so it resembles a color negative.
I love these colors!

"HDR-ish"
I am getting to like this conversion...

And now, an HDR-ish portrait of the fly...



39 comments:

Robert Nicolaescu said...

I use Picasa too:). Have a nice weekend!

anney said...

Beautiful flower! I love all the photo effects!

Maggie May said...

I have some very boring (by comparison to yours) white and pink ones in my garden!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Kelly said...

What a gorgeous array of takes you've given us on this beautiful bloom!

Dianne said...

fun edits!
love the bee

Gemma Wiseman said...

The colours in the first photo are stunning! Love how each edit creates such a different atmosphere, different kinds of romance. Love the mystery of the inverted colours!

Ralph said...

The flower looks wonderful in these renditions, the B&W the beauty of shape, in colors the columbine in all its glory. Nice pics and editing!

Jonalyn Quita said...

There's lots you can do to your photo with Picasa. Sadly they're program doesn't support using the iPad yet so I haven't been able to edit my photos through picasa. Nice editing!

Crown of Beauty said...

What a beautiful picture you have posted here, so glad there's a new one to feast my eyes on.

And,yes, isn't it amazing what Picasa cn do?

Blessings on your Father's Day Sunday!

Love
Lidia

Hildred and Charles said...

You have done some fabulous things with the lovely columbine!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Picasa can almost make the user think that she or he is a Picasso!


Gathering Wisdom/Shadows

connienaka said...

I never knew what columbine looked like..now I know! Sometimes I do that too...take one picture and edit it several different ways. Fun!

eJoops said...

Lovely!

My Shadows...

manyslices said...

Nice work getting this photo processed and made beautiful in so many ways. I really enjoyed your "giving credit where it's do" paragraph at the top of your blog. Very humble and thought provoking.
Cheers,
Leah

chubskulit said...

I have never tried using the picasa features. I might check on that. Those are lovely. Thanks for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday!

Shadows in my Kitchen, please come and see.

Rose

Carletta said...

I like the HDR one. I'd hang that on my wall. :)
I like turning photos into the negative process. To me the colors are always so dream like.
Lovely!

Plant Chaser said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun post-processing your image. Nice results!

Jama said...

Gorgeous flower!

Gunilla said...

These are fun! I've mostly used Picasa to make collages.

Tina´s PicStory said...

soooo beautiful! love it :)

Karen said...

What a lovely flower. It's fun to play around with editing options.

bailey-road.com said...

I love the colors of the columbine. Fun edits.

Kim, USA said...

Love Columbine it's shape and color. ^_^

Kim,USA

Carol said...

Very pretty!!!!

Kerri said...

Oh, it's nice to see all of the different processes!

NitWit1 said...

Yep playing around with various photoediting programs is interesting and fun. Wish I had more time.

I did save an out-of focus outdoor shot which was taken on a cloudy day by making it look like it was raining.

SmilingSally said...

Good jub! Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Dimple.

Ms. Burrito said...

i love it.

My Yellow, have a lovely evening!

Annesphamily said...

Happy Blue Monday! Love your photos. I am technically clueless so I am not sure how to do anything with my photos!
The flower photo in different colors and design is gorgeous!
Have a happy week!

chubskulit said...

Coming back for MYM.

Golden Memories from Korea, hope you'd come and see my MYM!

Liza said...

It's so pretty.

Ruby Toaster

DUTA said...

I love Colombine flowers for their many colors and attractive foliage.
Your Picasa editing of the flower enhances its beauty with unique effects.

Em S said...

Picasa is so fun! I like the HDR edit!!

Nita Davis said...

Lovely flower, looks like you had a lot of fun with it. Have a great day.

Mrs. Claus said...

Gorgeous in black and white! Great job!

Thanks for linking up. Be sure to join in next week when our regular judges will be back. We are still voting on facebook this week, one last time.

Rebecca said...

I like the inverted colors too.

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful flowers especially the RED :-) Dropping by from last weeks RT2

http://www.tropical7107islands.com/2012/06/nik-wallenda-crosses-niagara-falls.html

Leontien said...

Beautiful colors!!

Thank you for sharing!
Hugs
Leontien

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh how fun! Thanks for the reminder to try more experiments with Picassa!