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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Minatare Lake, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska


I haven't updated this blog for quite a while as I've been busy with organizing a yard & estate sale instead of taking pictures. 
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

11 comments:

becky said...

what a lovely oair of arches! positively architectural :)

Robert Geiss said...

Wonderful picture of a place where time flows slower. Please have a good new month.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Our summer's going well --- happy to see your post pop up on my Google Reader!

lutheranladiescircle said...

This shady spot looks like the perfect place to drop a worm and a hook. Of course, I'd get it snagged on the branch and have to wade out there...mud squishing between my toes to get it free and scare away all the fish for the rest of the afternoon with my women-scent in the water. Thanks for the picture. It was like taking a bitty vacation. I hope the estate sale went okay.

connienaka said...

Ahhh....I'd love to be soaking my toes in there right about now! I'm looking forward to fall already :) Hot weather is not my thing! But I'm enjoying the cicadas singing.

DUTA said...

Hope your yard and estate sale was successful.
The picture displays a quiet, pastoral view of greenery and water inviting to be enjoyed... after a busy sale.

cloudbusting2 said...

Beautiful summery scene.I hope your yard sale went well.

EG CameraGirl said...

This is such a lovely photo! And it's making me feel cooler too - a good thing in early August. :))

Jose said...

Great picture! :)

NitWit1 said...

Love this photo! Reminds me of several spots on Lakes where I have fished.

Thanks for the memories.

Viola said...

Such a beautiful photo! :)

The July here has been quite cold and rainy or ..clouded.. But August gave us sunny weather :)