Phoneography challenge: black and white

Asiatic lily in full flower. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Snapseed

Asiatic lily in full flower. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Snapseed

I seldom buy cut flowers. Beautiful as they are, I worry about the environmental impacts of industrial bloom farming, packaging and transportation — all to deliver ephemeral moments of colour to florists, supermarkets and gas stations all around the country.

But for reasons I can’t quite explain, two bunches of Asiatic lilies, still all in bud, found their way into my supermarket trolley a few days ago. Since then I have been capturing their slow transformation from bud to bloom.

Stamen, Asiatic lily. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone 4, edited with Snapseed.

Stamen, Asiatic lily. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone 4, edited with Snapseed.

Stamen, Asiatic lily. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Snapseed.

Stamen, Asiatic lily. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Snapseed.

Most of the flowers are open now, and the sticky dark orange pollen has begun to fall. Within a couple of days, they’ll all be consigned to the compost bin, but I have had my “fix” of fresh flowers for a while. Next time though, I may just visit the Botanical Gardens.

This post was written for the Phoneography and non-SLR digital image challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally. You can find out more here.

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8 thoughts on “Phoneography challenge: black and white

  1. Hi Su Dear!Wonderful the Asiatic lily series,looks gorgeous in mono!
    I share your feelings,it’s sad to see all these wonderful flowers cut and to know in advance that they were cultivated in order to be sacrificed in the altar of industry.
    Thank you so much for visiting me!Happy Monday 🙂 xxx

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  2. Pingback: Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Black and White (Spring Tree Blossoms) | Lens and Pens by Sally

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