Fifty shots of grey

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NJ0011 : Mountain Bikers at Ryvoan Bothy by A A Lang SK4505 : "Now, why isn't this working?" by Kate Jewell SH6139 : Siop Dewi by Alan Fryer

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.

NY2621 : Derwent Water from Castlehead Wood Viewpoint by Trevor Harris SU7955 : Fleet: cars and spray on the M3 by Chris Downer NZ1265 : Frozen glasshouses at Close House laboratories by Martin Luff TF6741 : Seafront, Hunstanton by Dave Hitchborne SO6921 : Mist in the trees on May Hill by Jonathan Billinger
SH6215 : Crossing Barmouth Bridge by DS Pugh SH5910 : Flotsam, Llwyngwril shore by E Gammie NS3321 : Parkhouse Street by Andy Farrington NH1512 : Whiteout on Carn Gluasaid by Richard Webb TR2460 : Steam Engines at Preston Court Farm by Oast House Archive
NY3102 : Abseil group in the Cathedral Quarry by Karl and Ali NJ1470 : A double plume of salty spray is loosed over the harbour by Des Colhoun NT0987 : Fence with holes by Paul McIlroy TF1995 : Binbrook Aerodrome by Dave Hitchborne SP2865 : Smith Street and Eastgate: torrential rain by John Sutton
NY3304 : Swans on a grey Elter Water morning by Karl and Ali SD7807 : Damping Down After The General Engineering Fire by David Dixon SX9256 : Statue of William of Orange, Brixham by Philip Halling SX4853 : Rip rap, Mount Batten Breakwater by Adrian Platt SD4575 : Old iron posts near Red Rake by Karl and Ali
TQ6075 : Thames Tunnel by Glyn Baker TF4066 : Interior of the Willoughby Chapel in the Church of St James, Spilsby by Dave Hitchborne ST3161 : Smoky remains of the Grand Pier by Ms Dixon NT2473 : Grey squirrel in King's Stables Road by kim traynor L8221 : Lichens on boulder by Jonathan Wilkins
SU7106 : Havant Jobcentre by Basher Eyre NT6679 : Coastal East Lothian : Ineffective Shelterbelt at Winterfield Golf Course, Dunbar - Sunday 28th November 2010 by Richard West TL4457 : Frozen river by John Sutton SX4854 : Power Boat by jeff collins SS4543 : A view to Potter's Hill by Pauline E
SU1498 : Eurofighter Typhoon, RIAT, RAF Fairford, 18.07.2010 by Brian Robert Marshall SK5739 : Nottingham Canal: roosting pigeons by John Sutton NY3414 : Striding Edge on a misty day by Karl and Ali H4672 : Whiteout at Knockgreenan Avenue, Omagh by Kenneth  Allen SN0324 : Llys-y-Fran Reservoir by Peter Shaw
NJ9406 : Union Street from the Citadel by Lyn Anderson O0975 : De Lacey Bridge, Drogheda by Row17 SH3545 : Scree on the northern flank of the Gorlech by Eric Jones SX9164 : Torquay Town Hall by Derek Harper TA0225 : Humber Bridge by Paul Allison
SJ3301 : The Hope Valley under mist by Dave Croker TF0039 : Interior of St Michael & All Angels, Heydour by Dave Hitchborne HU2179 : View to Esha Ness lighthouse by Rob Burke SD3035 : Aerostars at Blackpool by David Dixon SJ6474 : Chemical works at Anderton, Cheshire by Roger  Kidd
SH5959 : Dinorwig Hydroelectric Power Station by Jonathan Billinger NX0882 : Strange Treetrunk Ballantrae Beach by Harriet Ellis SU1242 : British Icon by James McEwan TF4066 : Somerfield, Spilsby by Dave Hitchborne ST3610 : Frosty morning by John Walker
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