Friday, June 19, 2009

THE LIMITATIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHY


Colorized rose
Originally uploaded by PhylB
In my garden at the moment we have three different types of roses with the most amazing smells and one other rose with no smell at all.
I wonder if at some point in the future we will be able to take a photo of the smell as well as the beauty of a flower?
I would find it strange to upload photos of all four side by side as if they were equally perfect when one of the four, however physically beautiful, just seems to be a pale copy of the others.
The one pictured here on the right has the most sensuous of smells.

1 comment:

The Scudder said...

I guess your camera of the future will rule out photos like this then ? :)
Ah, can't seem to upload this brilliant pic of my smelly golf shoes !!
But you get the picture ?