Upon seeing today’s Daily Prompt – Frail, the first thought that came to mind was the frailty of delicate flowers, as they show their beauty to us for an all-too-short amount of time during the year.
Then I came across an image that I captured about a year ago at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts. Even though the construction of the flower is definitely frail, there is something else at work here: for our amusement, these beautiful, but rather plain flora had been spray-painted in a variety of colors. Yes, the color is much more interesting than the light tan look, but does this something about our human frailty that we have to modify Nature to suit it to our standards and preferences?
Among all the beauty of this botanic garden, this stood out to me as an example of too much intervention.
What do you think?
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. Exposure settings were at f/10 using a shutter speed of 1/160 second and 320 ISO.