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, October 19, 2012

Autumn Leaves


19 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have only recently learned about Leontien and her brave fight -- you have given her a beautiful picture.

AmitAag said...

Autumn leaves...a poem in itself this lovely click!

HansHB said...

Nice, - I feel I can see the colours too!

Laura said...

beautiful contrasts!

It's me said...

I find it so sweet that you also join for Leontien....love Ria...xxx...

Buttons said...

Oh Dimple perfect.HUGS B

David said...

wow...I love the contrast of those leaves. :0) DAvid

Cloudy said...

Lieben Gruß am Sonntag und ganz viel Sonnenschein...

Cloudy

Beth Edwards said...

neat view. how did you get the nickname "Dimple"? i'm curious. (:

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anemonen said...

Autumn leaves is beautiful even in B&W. Have a nice week.

Dragonstar said...

Such a beautiful photo, and with a beautiful intention.

knitwit said...

I love the contrast--something about it makes me want to reach out and feel those leaves!
Thanks so much for passing on that link to the autism/fragile x blog. What an amazing thing it is to see an adult with autism writing about it. It gives me hope!!

Maggie May said...

Another super photo.
I like the different textures together.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Taken For Granted said...

This is a fine fall leaf photo. Unfortunately we have lost most of our leaves to high winds and rain.

NitWit1 said...

I believe I like the B&W better than what I see this year in my area. The photo is kinda surreal, but I like it.

stardust said...

Beautiful color contrast! Black & white stirs my imagination more. My prayers to Leontien, too.

Thanks for the interesting comment about the plant “susuki” and last name. I have a friend whose family name is Susuki. Susuki can be used for first name: parents would wish their children free, flexible and resilient. In Japan, while Suzuki is the second commonest family name, Susuki is not so common.

Francisca said...

This is an interesting image for fall, a season I associate with color... it's almost surreal... yet it works so well in monochrome... Nice one, Dimple.

Joan said...

Very pretty in black and white. They really stand out!

connienaka said...

Oh! Striking! I love it!! Going to check out the link....