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, March 4, 2011

Leaf


19 comments:

James said...

Great black and white shot and it's even nicer because of the reflection. Very nicely done.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful leaf and nice sharp-edged reflection!
-- K

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

Regina said...

Beautiful one!

Happy weekend.

cieldequimper said...

Natural and chrome. Marvellous.

Rune said...

Fascinating. Quite different texturees, and yet in a kind of harmony here.

Laura said...

This is lovely composition!

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

How interesting that you have spots on the leaf and rust in the chrome.

Lucy

Paulie said...

Well, I was going to say "√Źnteresting composition"but I see others have already said that. I guess I will just say I like it!

Dragonstar said...

Spots everywhere. Those components belong together.

Hooked on Memes said...

Excellent shot! The juxtaposition of a leaf and chrome is so interesting.

msdewberry said...

Nice! Great capture!

Anonymous said...

This is such a cool photo. Thanks for sharing.

All the best, Boonie

Anonymous said...

This is such a cool photo. Thanks for sharing.

All the best, Boonie

Pat Tillett said...

Really a nice photo! I'm trying to figure out what the leaf is sitting on. A truck bumper maybe?
Patrick Tillett, Extremely Overdue

NitWit1 said...

Interesting leaf and composition. Looks like leaf is a tad old with mold spots.

forgetmenot said...

Very nice--black and white just makes everything more dramatic. Mickie

Walk in New York said...

sympa cette photo de cette fleur, bonne idee de presentation


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DUTA said...

I think the most prominent feature in this picture are..the spots on the leaf and under it.
You sure know, Dimple, how to find objects worth of taking a good, interesting shot.

EG CameraGirl said...

You've made the mundane look interesting!