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.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Watery Bokeh

I recently learned what "bokeh" means. For those who haven't learned this word yet, here is a definition from Wikipedia:
"In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in
out-of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points
of light."

I don't claim to have done this on purpose. I didn't.
But I like the shot very much.
The bokeh gives it a dreamy, not quite real quality that appeals to me.

ABC Wednesday
Watery Wednesday
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Saturday, July 24, 2010


These are Syringa blossoms. Syringa is a wild shrub and Idaho's state flower.
This plant is one of several on our property.

Summer Stock Sunday
Shadow Shot Sunday
Mellow Yellow Monday
Macro Monday

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Abstract of Water
Cropped and converted to monochrome (although it could have passed for black & white before I converted it!)

ABC Wednesday
Watery Wednesday
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wild Onion

These were blooming at our campsite over the Fourth of July. I was fascinated by the transparent membrane around the buds that drew back as the flower opened, it reminded me of an egg hatching. I am using these for
(see the pale yellow stamens in the last shot?)
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Question for My Readers

Hi Everyone!
Is anyone out there unable to see my photos since I changed my template?

Patricia at Patricia is Just Wondering can't, and I'M wondering about the rest of you!

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Buck in Velvet

This guy was in our yard, browsing on shrubs, flowers, and grass the other evening. I followed him around from inside the house, shooting as many pictures as possible through the windows. Isn't he handsome?

This shot was cropped and converted to black & white with a green filter.
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Monday, July 12, 2010

Ruby Lures

Summer means fishing.
Fish are attracted by flashing light.
These attract fish.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010