Grey is all the light! All the colours!
I know technically grey is not a colour per se, but I hate to ear it is only a shade of black and white, no it’s not, it’s all the colours. And this is also technically sound (*): grey is actually all the colours brought together singing in unison the perfect harmony of light.
Kodak Tri-X, EI 200, HC110 dil.B 5min 30, Zeiss Ikon
What I like about grey is that it’s all about the idea of light all about the idea of texture, that one could almost touch, feeling the smoothness or the rawness of the grains building a tone, making a scar.
It is such a feast for the eye that a nerve impulse enters in resonance, back and forth from your eyes to the your fingertips. The eyes asking your fingers how to touch, and your fingers asking your eyes how to see those ever evanescent artefacts of light: all these touching greys…
(*) All the wave lengths of visible light shape one by one the colours we see. When they are all mixed equally they produce what is called white light i.e. without any colour cast, from black to white, all along the “colours of grey”, all along that scale of shades, depending on the intensity of the light.
Very beautiful picture. I’m not a big fan of the em vogue craze of “dramatic” black-and-white. Your photo shows a nice grey scale and pleasant composition. I put my imagination to work on it and found three or four ways to crop this image and get other pictures, including an abstract scene. You should be proud of this picture.
Thank you! The way the sand took the light helped a lot!
I’m sure it can be recomposed in many ways more interesting than this one.
that is nice picture. how to photograph it?
This is not an aerial shot although it might look like it. This was taken from the fence of a medieval church built on a high standing rock formation in the middle of a famous bay called: “La baie du Mont Saint Michel” in France. You can look it up, I’m sure you’ve already encountered a photograph of the “Mont Saint Michel” it’s has become a very famous french landmark over the years. What makes those brilliant tones is the light reflecting of the surrounding sands and waters, as in effect this place is almost in the middle of the sea at high tides so this makes for a very special light.