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, February 5, 2010
Benches, Shadows, and Reflections
So today, text is first, and I hope the photo will cooperate later!
I went for a walk on a beautiful afternoon earlier this week, and I kept my camera busy! I think this is a neat shot looking down the main route through town. You can see three benches, each different from the others. I don't know if RuneE is still doing Friday benches, but I'm linking there just in case, and if you like benches as a photographic subject, PERBS posts a bench or two every day. The window reflections are for James's Weekend Reflections. Finally, the shadows of trees and benches bring Shadow Shot Sunday to mind. Stop by these great blogs and take a look!