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, November 2, 2012

November Reflection

Sun, clouds, still water.

19 comments:

Joyful said...

Very nice! Happy November.

Hildred and Charles said...

Delicate and very beautiful, - what a good eye you have for beauty and composition....

Serline said...

Just gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

HansHB said...

Lovely shot, a perfect post for Weekend Reflections!

HansHB said...

...and perfect in B&W too!

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful and delicate. Lovely light.

AmitAag said...

Very nice B&W photo! Loved it!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such magical, silvered lighting surrounds these magical fragments of the season!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Lovely photograph of the shimmering sun refected in the water. It looks so peaceful!

Audrey said...

superbe !

Lucy said...

You've turned the sun into a moon and the result is restful.

Bia Hain said...

Belíssimo lugar, luz perfeita! Um abraço!

O mirante da imagem

becky said...

Stunning, Louise!

becky said...

P. S, I'm sharing this on Facebook.

Ms. Becky said...

this is spectacular. it belongs on my wall. :) happy week to you Dimple.

DUTA said...

Very true, realistic reflection of sun and clouds in the still water.
Indeed , in November the clouds dominate the sky and the sun hides shyly behind them.

~ Liz ~ said...

The still water looks like sky at first glance. It's like seeing the beauty of the Creator just beyond the beauty of His creation, such as the leaves and intricate tree branches. We see Him dimly, but one day we will see him fully and face to face! Imagine the astounding beauty that we'll see then. I just love this image!
Liz

Buttons said...

Oh this is truly beautiful Dimple:) B

Maggie May said...

Beautiful and serene.
Maggie X

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