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, April 19, 2015

Spring in the Forest


Earlier this month, on one of my walks, the light was glorious. New growth was visible everywhere. Here are some of the sights for you:
Lupine





Looking forward

Looking back

Western Larch needles


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15 comments:

bj said...

I agree that every single thing we have is given to us by GOD.....sometimes, we forget that. :)
Your photos are wonderful.

fredamans said...

Very beautiful photos!

colleen said...

I love all the space and the dappled light.

Patricia said...

What a wonderful place you have to walk. The photos are beautiful.

abrianna said...

Wonderful lupine macro shot.

Stephanie Volkert said...

Nice photos. The forest is one of my favorite places.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I don't see forest scenes like these in the desert. Lovely!

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Mascha said...

Lovely series, nice spring moods.
Most I like the fresh green larch brushes (they are so tender, must always touch them)

Gerald (SK14) said...

those are very sturdy looking trees

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful serene quiet and lovely light. Thank you Louise for the wonderful pictures and memories of the (real) West! Keep it green out there until we get back this summer (to Oregon, but much closer to where you are than we are now ~;>)

Stewart M said...

Nice - you mean its spring with you!!!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful series.

DUTA said...

The 4th and 5th pictures are different from the other ones. There's less green, and the trees are seen leaning ('looking forward', 'looking back'). It adds another dimensition to your whole forest composition, and makes it interesting to look at.

Ruth said...

absolutley beautiful Louise

freedomborn said...

Thank you Dimple for following Freedomborn,I love your Photography, yes God's Creation is awesome and you have captured it beautifully, Thank you.


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