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.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Soft Snow Shadow

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Sylvia K said...

Even though I'm SO tired of winter, I have to admit there's few things lovelier than soft, snowy shadows! You've captured them so well, Dimple! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!


Kay L. Davies said...

This is beautiful, Dimple.
-- K

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

Ralph said...

Winter is a lovely season - in view if not in feel. The soft pine branches droop as they carry the heavier snow. Soft is the perfect description in subject and shadow!

rjerdee said...

O, that looks downright cold! But fresh snow is such a beautiful thing to look at.

Anonymous said...

As always wonderful. If I ever get a camera I will have to come to you for photography lessons.

Karen said...

Such a pretty scene, and soft shadows. A lovely photo.

Cindy said...

Such quiet beauty! Lovely shot.

EG CameraGirl said...

This is nice, Dimple. I love the snow weighing down the branches and the subtle shadows beneath.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Gorgeous shadow shot!
My shadow shot, hope you can come by.

Gen said...

Looking good shadow shot...Happy SSS!

Mine is here

Paulie said...

I love it! No snow for us so far this year here in Vancouver. :o(

Kelly said...

As a warm weather person at heart, I enjoy snow through photos like this.

Lovely shadow shot!

Hey Harriet said...

This is delightful!

Nice idea to use the grasshoppers for fish bait. But that would require me having to touch them. With my bare hands. And then fish. Neither of those things I do well at :)

Have a great week!

cieldequimper said...

I can just about hear the crunching steps. So beautiful!

Hootin Anni said...

so so is your blog entry title!!


Hope your weekend has been treating you well.

Laura said...

A lovely soft shadow beneath the snow laden bough.

Anonymous said...

Beaufiful again. :)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Louise,

Oh, my, you do excellent work! Breathtaking. Thank you so much for stopping by to say hi. I have entered you into tomorrow mornings drawing.

Happy Shadow Shot Sunday!


Maggie May said...

It looks cold but is beautiful.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Magical Mystical Teacher said...


If shadows could talk,
Just what would they say?
If you listen close,
You’ll hear them, you may.
Shadows do chatter
And gossip and talk
In the store windows,
Along the sidewalk,
Over the mountains,
On prairie and plain,
Begging for sunshine
And not days of rain;
Emboldened by light,
The stark shadows say:
“We’re out for a lark,
Please join us at play!”

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadow Sweeper

DUTA said...

The shadow of your smile - is the opening line of a famous, popular song.
Let's hope someone will compose someday a song about the shadow of the... snow.
It looks soft indeed.

Rosaria Williams said...

Beautiful, peaceful and so inviting.

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely shot Dimple.

All the best, Boonie

RuneE said...

I see that the snow lies heavy in you forests. As the say - nothing is a silent as now.

Carletta said...

What a lovely winter landscape!
Very lovely!

Wendy said...

I am sick of winter, but your photos of snow always make me see it in a new light!