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, April 5, 2013

Soft and Gray

I've been AWOL for quite a while...but it's spring, and my camera has found things to share.
This soft treatment works well for these soft flowers.

17 comments:

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

They are very beautiful.

Laura said...

just lovely..hoping all is well with you.

Kay L. Davies said...

You're right about the soft treatment, and the wonderful softness of these buds.
K

Vane M. said...

O efeito lembra desenho à grafite...um abraço!

Karen said...

Oh that's a beauty. It looks like a painting.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Very pretty! Looks like a sketch :)

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful composition. Hope you are OK. Blessings!

Linda said...

So beautiful.

Gunsside said...

Beautiful, nice structure ;)

Dragonstar said...

Welcome back! This is so delicate - a beautiful photo.

HansHB said...

Nice work!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

This is beautiful, I hope you print it and hang it on the wall (at least 8x10, preferably larger!)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Pussy willows are perfect in tones of soft gray! Just lovely....thanks for sharing. Glad to see you back.

Rebecca Jerdee said...

Pussy willows that look like a lovely drawing...rather Japanese looking.

Joan said...

Nice to see you back. :)

Nancy Claeys said...

So pretty Louise! You can really see the detail in your photo.

David said...

Looks like an etching! What a beautiful shot. David/:0)