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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Century-Old Russian Photos

This is different, but I want to share.

Go here to see some wonderful pictures of Russia which were taken around 1910.


Kay L. Davies said...

Absolutely wonderful, Louise, because we were on a rivers-and-canals cruise in Russia last summer. I sent my husband a link to these fabulous photos, too. That photographer was very, very skilled.

Anonymous said...

The pictures are great. Sadly only one person in all the photos was smiling (#22) and the dog in #25 looked happy. Guess life was tough.

rjerdee said...

Wow, that was a find!

DUTA said...

Wonderful, indeed! colors, settings, people - all fascinating.

Most of the pictures don't seem to be old; the people in these pictures ,however, do look as from the previous century.

Maggie May said...

Such a huge, diverse country. Those photos were so lovely and it is good to have an insight to other countries. There was a lot of beauty there.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Anonymous said...

I have seen some of these images before. It amazes me to think they were taken over 100 years ago.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful photos, For sure it's hard to believe the photos were taken a century ago. Thank you for sharing the link.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Wow, this was amazin. What wonderful pictures and so old too!

Thanks for sharin' the site sweetie.

God bless ya and have an amazin' day!!! :o)