Fifty shots of grey
Colourful scenes and subjects naturally attract the eye of the photographer and of the viewer. Grey scenes are more likely to be passed over. However, some subjects are intrinsically grey: things made of metal, certain rocks and building stones, entire townscapes even. Landscapes that are colourful in sunshine look grey on cloudy days or in low light, and that may be characteristic of those places. Snow and ice can freeze the colour out, while atmospheric conditions — mist, rain, steam, spray, smoke, dust — may become beguiling subjects in their own right. Here is a selection of fifty such photos, arranged fairly randomly, curated from the Greys – what greys! forum thread. Thanks to all contributors; special thanks to ejg for finds.