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, July 6, 2012

In Camp


23 comments:

Mariane said...

Great work of a simple life work - Sure got at wonderful picture of it, Splendid!!

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Joyful said...

I'm loving the crackling fire.

James said...

Simple and effective!

Nellies said...

Great fire andthis works very well in black and white!
Have a great weekend.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I like the flames licking at the stones.

The shelf is a neat idea, I guess it's for holding pots for cooling?

Genie said...

WOW! What a fabulous fire picture, and the monochrome worked beautiful with it. The way you were able to shoot the fire is so good. I just cannot do it successfully. Maybe one of these days. genie

Lina Gustina said...

The fire looks awesome!

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HansHB said...

Great b&w post!

becky said...

oh, sa-weet shot!!! love it in b&w!

Hildred and Charles said...

That composition is like clouds in the sky, - I can see all sorts of figures through slitted eyes...lovely

Jim said...

Good post.

BlueShell said...

This is absolutely beautiful...
Thank You
BShell

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the dance of those flames all wrapped in the arms of those rocks! Lovely photo!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

No campfires allowed out here in the West because of the extreme heat and drought!

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Dianne said...

beautiful!
I love how the fire looks in this setting

DUTA said...

In your pictures, you handle well the ancient Elements. You have some good pictures displaying Water, Earth, and now Fire - the most dramatic of all.

The Fire in your picture is a constructive one - it allows humans to cook and get warmth. It looks beautiful!

chubskulit said...

I love this B&W photo!


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Have a blessed Sunday.

Joan said...

I love this in black and white.

Dragonstar said...

Nicely composed. Love the way you caught those flames.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love the way B&W shows the flame so beautifully!

connienaka said...

Great! I've got the marshmallows!!

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I would like to join.
The shapes of stones and the fire are so poetic.

EG CameraGirl said...

Even without colour, I can feel the warmth of the flame and smell the wood smoke.