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.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Reflected Sky

In the previous post I showed How to Change a Tractor Tire.
The same day I took those shots, I captured this.
I think the reflected sky is more interesting than the real one!


Ms. Becky said...

wow, I just love everything about this photo. perhaps it's because I love tractors and grew up around them, but no, I think it's because it's a truly great shot! happy day to you Dimple.

Karen said...

Excellent! I really like the sky reflected in glass or water. It always looks more vivid.

Anvilcloud said...

The closeup of the tractor is pretty darn interesting too.

forgetmenot said...

Very nice reflection. That is one huge tractor! I am amazed at how much farm machinery costs these days. The tractors and combines are soooo expensive--I wonder how farmers make a profit sometimes. Thanks goodness they are out there working from sunrise to sunset. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Liz said...

Beautiful reflection! Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

Anonymous said...

wonderful ! haven't seen a tractor in ages. please have a good friday.

daily athens

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Good thing I posted my post before I read yours -- b/c I said almost the same thing, but your picture is better ;>)

Kel said...

great capture of reflection
such a contrast between the grounded force of a tractor and the etherly feel of the sky

i know from my own experience that a lot of people out there are google searching for tractor photos...this will be sure to attract them

Elaine said...

Very nice...reflected imagines often make the best shots.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like how the sky seems to bleed or flow right into the tractor window.


Cloudy, clear,
Bright or drear—
Blessed be the sky!

Sun and star,
Near or far—
Blessed be the sky!

Rain or snow,
Sunset glow—
Blessed be the sky!

Wind or calm,
Healing balm—
Blessed be the sky!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Arizona Sunset

Anonymous said...

I agree! Sometimes the reflections are more intriguing than the reality.

Unknown said...

The reflection is great and I like the way you composed/cropped this shot.

Kay L. Davies said...

A truly wonderful sky reflection!
— K

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

Irene said...

Great reflection and composition! Love the colors too!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture, Dimple! I, too, think the reflection of the sky is even lovelier than the sky itself! Beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


'Tsuki said...

That is a truely shiny one ! I like the compostion of the colors blue green red, simple and so effective ; and the reflection itself is awesome : the draw of the clouds border looks even unreal...

Kathryn Dyche said...

Cool capture, love the composition and the colors in this image. Beautiful.

James said...

Wonderful shot! I really like this composition!

Kim, USA said...

This one is awesome. The reflection is bluer than the original sky hehe. Happy weekend!

Sky View

Anonymous said...

Nice shot Dimple. I like the rich colors and the big old tractor.