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.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mystery Bench

This bench is in an unusual place; I don't think anyone would want to sit on it!

Interesting...nice iron work, but one of the slats on the back is missing...definitely not a bus stop or taxi stand-it's facing the wrong way...I wonder what's going on?

Oh, I see! It's a signboard! I hope the artist had lots of visitors!

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Glennis said...

I like this seat it has interesting iron work and I thought a yellow towel on the back, but instead its a sign! Poor old bench to be used to just hold up a sign.

PERBS said...

The ironwork is beautiful and I do hope they repair the one slat so it is a functional bench for sitting on again. You presented it great! Thanks for dropping by.

FYI -- My bench is more like a couch than a day bed because it is not high.

Rune Eide said...

I call that almost a misuse of a bench :-) The artist in question has lost all credibility with this sign.Someone ought to sneak by in the night and do something about it.

It gave life to a nice series, though.

Reader Wil said...

Yes indeed! Such a bench makes you thinking! May be its a work of art!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm thinking the artist thought of a clever way to get attention. It worked too! After all you took the bench's photo and we're all talking about it and the sign. ;-)

Dimple said...

Hi everyone-
I saw other, similar signs around town after I took these pictures, but none of them was displayed quite so interestingly. The pictures are from early last month; just the other day as I was driving by the studio again, I saw this same bench, still missing the slat, in a more bench-like position in front of the building.

DUTA said...

Even with a missing slat , passers by could rest on it for a while.
The bench adds both beauty and functionality to the place.

Dina said...

Ha, that's a fun post! Glad you found that working bench.
Dimple, I'm finally getting caught up with comments. Please, if you can come back to
there is an answer to your good question about the terraces.