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, November 26, 2010

Bark in Black and White



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Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful shots.
I would recognize cedar and birch, but not eucalyptus, so it's a good thing I don't have a koala, right?
Really lovely black and white work, Dimple.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Karen said...

Beautiful textures.

Rejen said...

Lovely trees, and nice shot....

Dragonstar said...

Great textures! The delicate patterns of the Eucalyptus bark are new to me; the cedar bark and frond are echoing eachother, and the light on the birch bark is beautiful. A fine selection.

Sylvia K said...

I love the textures, too! Terrific captures! Black and white works so well sometimes! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!


Cassie said...

Oooo Dimple girl, these are terrific ShadowShots. Very artsy. Have a good week. (Well, we never did get to meet this summer...Will be heading back down south in another month.There's always next year!)

Unknown said...

Nice work, great shadow shots.

Ralph said...

The bark offers protection for any/all trees. Yet we only think of the protective issues, we don't consider the beauty. Yet, your great shadows say otherwise. Nice!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful shots, I always like birch tree.

My shadow shots

Kelly said...

These are beautiful! "Foreign" to my neck of the woods, I don't think I could have named any of them (though I guess everyone should know what birch bark looks like). Very nice photography!

Hey Harriet said...

These are very stunning images! Very nice! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love all these creative textures! Like a kaleidoscope of line and shadow!

indicaspecies said...

Lovely shots. Have a beautiful day.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...


Chasing shadows here and there,
Chasing shadows everywhere;
Chasing shadows in the park;
Chasing shadows long past dark;
Chasing shadows through the light;
Chasing shadows day and night—
Shadow-chaser, don’t you see?
Shadows were just meant to be!

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadow Prayers

wanderlust said...

Beautiful! Really love the black and white.

Leovi said...

Beautiful and very interesting abstract photos, I love your concepts and how to approach the compositions. Greetings