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, June 15, 2012

Charismatic Columbine

I've been playing with Picasa again! 
This image of a columbine blooming in front of my house has been cropped slightly and 
the mid-tone light increased just a little.


Infrared black and white--dramatic!

"Holga-ish"--I like this black and white rendition.

This is the color inverted, so it resembles a color negative.
I love these colors!

I am getting to like this conversion...

And now, an HDR-ish portrait of the fly...

Friday, June 1, 2012

Picasa Meets Forest Trees

Same trees, different conversions

This was converted to black and white in the normal way. I like the mood 
the somewhat dim and very green light has
in this version.

This one, though, has had an infrared conversion. It makes the green leaves white--
 I think they look like flowers--and the mood is entirely different.