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, August 13, 2011

Moment of Joy

Just enough shadow.


Anvilcloud said...

No doubt you felt the joy too.

Ms. Becky said...

this is pure sweetness.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Just enough shadow--and more than enough light, shed by joy!


If shadows could jump,
How high would they go?
As high as the moon?
Does anyone know?

If shadows could weep,
How long would they cry?
As long as it takes
To climb to the sky?

If shadows could laugh
And tell funny jokes
Would you take them home
And say, “Get this, folks!”?

If shadows could wed,
Would they prefer you
Or somebody else
To promise, “I do”?

© 2011 Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows on this door and this

Sylvia K said...

This is priceless, Dimple!! Do keep it where you can see it -- frequently!! Thanks for sharing!!


Ralph said...

The shadow falls upon the scene - yet the brilliance of smiles of genuine love shines through the frame. Families that are full of love shine through!

Annabella said...

What an amazing capture - the look in the boy`s eyes is pure joy.

Anonymous said...

Just lovely! A happy moment captured perfectly.

Spadoman said...

Very nice shot! And the stories that can be told to go with it. A smile always brightens a photograph as well.
Very good.


Anonymous said...

Another great one!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Lovely photo.


Kelly said...

What a delightful photo! I can feel the joy in that smile. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just enough shadow and plenty of joy! Lovely pic.

Patti said...

I feel the love here.

Beautiful photo! And yes, just enough shadow.

NitWit1 said...

I know that was a joyous moment even with a little shadow. I loved it in B&W which I generally don't prefer.

Nancy said...

Wonderful photo. I love this. :)

rjerdee said...

The lighting here is so appealing...adds to the connection between the two. Lovely.

DUTA said...

The joyful, sweet laughter of the boy is catching - even though it can't be heard through the phoo.
Fabulous capture!

Cassy said...

Perfect shot! I like your smiles.

Cassy from Beginner Free Guitar Lessons

Joanne Olivieri said...

Love this shot, such happiness. Your sentiment is right on cue though we don't always think of that, I know I don't and it's good to be reminded.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dimple. Just read your comment. I have to agree with you about the image of the girls. They were goofing, I was sitting at the table and of course I had my camera. I got one of those precious moments.

I've been thinking about changing that header for a long time but never found the right image. I needed a long panoramic shot. The midnight sun was perfect. Glad you like it.

Hootin Anni said...

I loved reading above your fabulous photos on the take that we really 'don't make the photos ourselves'. Well said.

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Brenda Leyland @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

What a great shot... looks like one of those special moments between these two fellas! Glad you caught with your camera!

Kaori said...

I love how you caught the joy in their faces! Made me smile as well :D

Happy weekend to you!

Unknown said...

Lovely portrait and a great composition.

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Very nice shot! Thanks for stopping by!