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 1, 2012

Picasa Meets Forest Trees


Same trees, different conversions

This was converted to black and white in the normal way. I like the mood 
the somewhat dim and very green light has
in this version.

This one, though, has had an infrared conversion. It makes the green leaves white--
 I think they look like flowers--and the mood is entirely different.

16 comments:

HansHB said...

Awesome! Great composition!

Dragonstar said...

Very different feelings to the two treatments. Very interesting comparison.

Rune said...

Interresting! The last picture also reminds me of new snow melting away on warmer ground. The contrasts creates perhaps a bit more awareness than the softer tones in the first one. Wish you a nice weekend!

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Dimple.
Great pictures you show of the forest. Wishing you a good weekend. Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful nature photo! Best wishes!

Monica said...

Interesting differences in the two shots! I think my favorite is the first one!
:)

Laura said...

I like the mood too in both of them.

Anvilcloud said...

I like #1. It gives me a good feeling of depth. #2 doesn't do anything for me.

Joan said...

They do!
I love the how the leaves look in the first one. Like feathery ferns.
Have a great week-end. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

The monochrome emphasizes how vertical the tree trunks are or are not.

NitWit1 said...

I love the second especially.

Karen said...

Interesting conversions. The second one almost looks like wintertime.

DUTA said...

One image, two versions: a dim one and a bright one.
The first version looks more natural, as it is usually dark in a forest.

connienaka said...

I'm in awe here Dimple...can I ask...what kind of camera do you use?

Buttons said...

Oh trees are my absolute favourite things and you have only improved their beauty. Well done. B

Dimple said...

Connie, and anyone else who may be interested,
I use a Kodak EasyShare M340 camera.
I often wish I could have more control over the focus, as I like to do macro work and the camera doesn't like to focus on what is close, but in general I am happy with it.