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, May 31, 2013

Silhouette-Leaves


16 comments:

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Beautiful contrast! Interesting shapes too.

Dragonstar said...

I love this! Such great contrast!

HansHB said...

Lovely post, nice to see!

Christian WeiƟ said...

Nice shadow game.

Hildred said...

Beautiful composition and great contrast.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Bold and beautifully defined in silhouette! And love the touch of shadow!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful shot!

robin. said...

the black and white leaves are perfect for today!!!!

Sophie A said...

What a contrast!
Great shot.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A strong and mysterious silhouette!

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Ralph said...

Haven't seen you for a while - nice to see you again. This photo looks great - the shadowy leaves are abstract,a dark element that is the opposite of light - and in the daytime too. Very cool shadow shot!

Norma Ruttan said...

stunning b&w!

Ma said...

I like the sunlight in this. Lots of shades of black and white.

Betty Luckhurst said...

Sometimes, the simplest composition is the prettiest!

Laura said...

There is an elegance to this image:-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely -- perfect for both memes! I am always surprised at what great stuff people find for B &W..