Grey day. Everything is grey.
I watch. But nothing moves today.Dr. Seuss
Grey probably gets a bad name as a colour. We think of it as rather dull. We associate it with gloomy weather, with an absence of light and brightness. But it has its admirers:
A grey day provides the best lightLeonardo da Vinci
Hopefully I can demonstrate that if you look closely you will find beauty in grey. Grey stone beautifully carved, creating patterns of light and shade. The subtleties of delicate grey feathers on a bird. Silver grey metals intricately worked to catch the light. Even a grey day has its own beauty.
With apologies to Terri, I’ve adopted the UK spelling of ‘grey’ (rather than the US ‘gray’) throughout this post!
Sunlight catches the mountains above Lago Nordenskjold in the Torres del Paine NP
Gullfoss in the rain, Iceland
View from the Metropolitan Government Offices observation deck, Shinjuku, Tokyo, on a very rainy day
This may look like a black and white shot but the blue bus and hint of green in the tress below show otherwise.
The roofs of old houses in Kaesong, DPRK, seen from Mount Janamansan
Very few old houses survived the bombing during the Korean War but Kaesong was part of the south for much of the period and was consequently spared.
Carvings of apsara (dancing girls) at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, with the early morning sun adding a touch of colour
Small detail on a building on Graben, the main street in central Vienna
On the beach near Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland
Driftwood at the southernmost tip of San Juan Island, WA
My featured photo is also from WA, a beach on the Olympic Peninsula with (I confess) the mist further enhanced in Color Efex Pro.
Young crocodile by the deck of our lodge on Xugana Island, Botswana
Bull elephant on Sausage Island, Botswana
You didn’t seriously expect me to post a ‘grey’ gallery without including an elephant, did you?!
Sleeping cat at the Barbara Hepworth Studio in St Ives, Cornwall
Some grey birds even have grey in their name!
Grey Go-away Bird on Sausage Island, Botswana
And a Grey Heron at Osterley Park, west London