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, May 24, 2011

Pansies in Sepia

John at The Aware Writer left me a comment recently in which he said he thought a certain photo I had posted in color would work in black and white. I have learned a lot from John, so I played around with the image. I cropped it, then tried it in b&w with different filters and different amounts of light adjustments. The results were OK, but I didn't really like any of them. Then I put it in sepia, and I knew I had a good rendering. The top photo is the result. I liked it so well, I did another, which you see below. 
I am linking this to Sepia Scenes.


Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, you were so right. The sepia tone really makes the image.
— K

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

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful work! I love the sepia tones!

Fabien said...

I really love the second one, great

Linda said...

Really lovely sepia!!!

Tina´s PicStory said...

That looks so beautiful! LG Tina

Ms. Becky said...

you've gotten it so right. I'm certain I've never seen a pansy look more beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dimple. I missed this one. Nice job. Thanks for the accolades. Another thing you might try is adding a wee tone to a B&W image. Sometimes I'll add a very small amount of sepia to warm up the image a bit.

Thanks for your comment on the red rose. I shot off ten frames. Only one was worth publishing.

It's fun to play around. You never know what you'll come up with until you try.