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.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Thistledown

One day in August, 
a few years ago,
I went for a walk
Camera in tow. 
I passed some thistles
With seeds downy ripe 
A fine breeze tugged at
Each seed's fluffy kite.
Could I catch the dance
Of down in the breeze?
Could my fingers and
lens do it? Oh, please!
This little fairy 
Danced free-what delight!
And flew on its way
Playing in the light.
Another puff came,
More fairies danced free:
They followed the first
Skipping through the trees.



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.