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, November 18, 2011


These were taken the same day, very close to each other.
I don't know which I prefer...

Looking into the light,

Or looking away from it.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I would like to thank everyone who left their condolences at the passing of my aunt. 
She will not soon be forgotten!

Now for my submission to The Weekend in Black and White:

I invite everyone to offer their opinion on what I have found here.
It is a group of objects gathered for a purpose.
Any guesses?

Update: here is a wider, color view of my subject. Everyone who guessed pipes is right!