To most people this image will mean and represent very little. When I first saw it, I'll be honest, I was clueless as to what it was. I thought it was perhaps the naked branches of a tree, in front of the moonlight in a red sky. It's not. In fact it's nothing of the sort; it's the photograph of the first stage of Diabetic Background Retinopathy. As much as I appreciate the beauty of mother nature, the image meant much more to me, knowing what it really was and realising that I do not want my eyes to look like this.