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, September 21, 2012

Abstract in Black and White

From my archives, an abstract of a piece of construction equipment.
The original was cropped, had the light adjusted, was rendered with Picasa's HDR-ish tool, 
and was converted to black and white with a green filter.

12 comments:

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful composition! Have a great weekend!

AmitAag said...

I find it very interesting Dimple! Thank you!
http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2012/09/monochromestairs.html

HansHB said...

I do like your composition and edit! Well done!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful B & W image viewing.
Sømærket is from the beach at "a small fishing museum".
You can see a post with this:
http://hbt.finus.dk/ # post291
Wish you a good weekend :)
Hanne Bente

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautifully done. (And I always appreciate your lessons on use of Picassa.))

Danielle said...

And it all came together so beautifully.

anney said...

I love the texture! Have a great weekend!

Leovi said...

Beautiful composition with this delicious light and excellent texture.

Dragonstar said...

Love your composition!

becky said...

A mighty pin!

Buttons said...

Oh I like this Dimple. B

David said...

We think alike. I'd be attracted to that very same object! DAvid/:0)