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, December 29, 2011

Look at the Light

Photography is all about light. These were taken on a light-filled day. I hope you enjoy them!

Christmas Sunrise

My sister-in-law, who lives nearby, called me Christmas morning. She said I had to take a picture of the sunrise.

She was right.
Skywatch Friday

Dappled Light

Sun after snowdust
Light and shadow play
Northwoods winter day

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Or maybe you don't need to! Maybe you can still enjoy these in reality!

They were in a display at a store last October,
begging to have their picture taken!

As I was preparing this shot, I found a tiny reflection, too.
Do you see it?

And just because I haven't participated in a while, this is also for

Good week to everyone!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Black and White Reflection

I had to take some time from everything else and share a photo.
This is a seasonal creek on our property, up on the hill.
I walk to it now and then. 
I was up there with Ginger recently, and found a little water running.
This is a very small pool, but not much water is needed to make a fine reflection!