Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White

The topic for Sally D’s Challenge this week is Black & White and her post has me thinking about man’s relationship with Nature. On one hand, I certainly enjoy the many varieties of roses in our backyard garden. On the other hand I am concerned about Genetically Modified crops and the overuse of fertilizers and pesticides.

I used the iColorama app to approximate what a rose might look in the future if we continue to change and refine that which is beautiful all by itself.

  13 comments for “Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White

  1. April 17, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    Great photo that sends a bit of a shiver up the spine when considered in your narrative context. We better keep taking photos as fast as possible to remember what the originals look like. Just think, children of the future will look at our nature photography and think how odd used to be.


    • April 17, 2017 at 2:09 PM

      Now that idea sends a shiver up my spine, Angeline. We better make a good mix of B&W and color photos for them.

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  2. April 17, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    A GMO Rose. Yes I get your point. But it also looks like an origami rose fouled from an architectural drawing. I could hope.


  3. April 17, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    That’s very cool, but I think I’ll stick with the original, preferably with scent. 🙂 I know not everyone agrees that GMO’s are bad, but I do think at the very least, they should be labeled, so those who don’t want them can avoid them. The overuse of fertilizers and pesticides is definitely an issue we need to address sooner rather than later!



    • April 17, 2017 at 12:44 PM

      Thanks for your comments, Janet. Education is a key component to understanding where we are and how we are going to get to the next level.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. April 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Interesting concept – I like it.


  5. alstacer
    April 17, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    Interesting, engaging photo and flora for thought… So when does this GMO beauty come out of beta testing into production?


    • April 17, 2017 at 12:35 PM

      I will have to check the production schedule with the CTO.


  6. April 17, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Allan, you have articulated your concerns through your image. It expresses the way in which humanity can not only influence nature but in that process redefine Mother Nature. I find that horrifying and unsettling. Thank you for your interpretation. Well executed. Happy Photo Challenge.


    • April 17, 2017 at 12:34 PM

      Thanks, Sally. We are changing perceptions one pixel at a time…


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