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.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Rhododendron


15 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is wonderful! I hope there will be some rhodys left in bloom by the time we get back to Oregon....I hope I can see them as beautifully as you do!

Karen said...

Oh how beautiful!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful photo! Best regards!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous shot!

Laura said...

oh you found one, what a beauty! Thank you for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Buttons said...

Oh that is truly beautiful Dimple great capture. B

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It's like a big red arm reaching out, very cool photo!

Margaret said...

Love the little red "tongue".

EG CameraGirl said...

Good eyes! It does indeed look like a heart!

Christine K. said...

very beautiful photo!

Anvilcloud said...

It's a beautiful flower.

Carletta said...

Love the colors in this! Nicely captured!

Maggie May said...

Rhododendrons are such beautiful flowers and you zoomed into this one so expertly.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

DUTA said...

I like close-up of flowers as it shows their beauty (delicacy of petals, shapes, colors)at its best.
This macro of rhododendron is just breath-taking!

Robin said...

Such pretty tones. This is a lovely shot Dimple.