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, June 7, 2012

Lilac


22 comments:

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful close up! Blessings!

Rune said...

Black and white captures the softness of the flowers very well, even in a closeup. Very fine light here, well cut and composed. Wish you a good weekend :)

HansHB said...

Awesome!

Carver said...

Lovely shot of the flowers.

Monica said...

Wonderful composition, and great greyscale!
:)

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, doesn't a lilac look lovely in black and white? Quite mysterious and exotic. I love it.
K

Robert Geiss said...

This certainly is a piece of art.


Please have a good weekend.

Taken For Granted said...

Great macro image. I can almost smell the flowers.

Crown of Beauty said...

Beautiful, amazing...

Do you ever make cards out of your photography?

They'd make lovely gifts!

connienaka said...

I agree with Lidia! Your pics would make really nice cards!

connienaka said...

I'm also thinking...how do you do this...take such nice pictures? I looed up your camera thinking you had a fancy professional type...and saw..It's almost like mine! I never take pictures that nice! WOW...!!

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful! I love lilac, but my young tree died last winter.

Quasi Serendipita said...

Gorgeous. And it works very well in B&W.

Mine is at http://www.quasiserendipita.com

Sarah (Nikki) said...

even in black and white...even with no brillant color...these flowers are beautiful.

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, what a beautiful image, the light, shadow and details are marvelous! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #34!

TheChieftess said...

Wow! Interesting shot! I don't think I've ever looked at a lilac blossom this closely...

EG CameraGirl said...

How lovely to see the individual florets!

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely texture and detail, which seems to be enhanced with black and white. So nicely captured.

knitwit said...

This has made me look at the lilac completely differently. The close shot, combined with the black-and-white, would've completely fooled me into thinking I was looking at something else. Unusual and beautiful!!

DUTA said...

When it omes to lilac, I love everything about it: the petals, the color, the fragrance.
And now contemplating your picture, I realize that even in gray and white, the lilac flower is stunning.

becky said...

lilac, really? you've given this normally light-hearted flower such gravitas!

Mrs. Mac said...

Hi .. It's really a small world, eh. Your kind comments on my blog regarding the passing of my little Rowan .. and that we live in the same North Woods .. meeting via our shared blog friend Lidia (Crown of Beauty) is amazing. Thanks for stopping by.