Monday, August 13, 2012

Thematic Photographic 208 - Grey

Under tension
Shanghai, China
May 2012



















We're going back to colors for this week's Thematic. Actually, it's more the absence of one. Or an in-between kind of color, as grey is one of those colors that always seems to be wavering between one optical state and another.

I love the shade because it's moody. It makes you think. It makes you slow down a bit. It makes you feel something you might not have otherwise felt. Photographically, it forces you to lean a little more heavily on composition. Because vibrant color won't jump in and rescue a lousy shot.

Your turn: You know the drill...just post a grey-themed pic to your blog - or find something you've already posted - and leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it. Repeat as often as you wish over the next week, and feel free to bring a friend along for the ride. Visit other participants to spread the photographic goodness. If you're new to Thematic, our weekly photo-sharing-learning activity, just click here.

21 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Got one for ya! :-)
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2012/08/tp-208-grey.html

fredamans said...

Very grey indeed.....


http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2012/08/thematic-photographic-grey.html

Rita said...

I have a aged and weathered gray for this week. It can be found here:

http://cashjockysphotos.blogspot.com/2012/08/shades-of-gray.html

Alexia said...

Here are some shots of what was a very miserable grey spring holiday.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

loving those lines Carmi :)

first of mine here

Gilly said...

Here's my Grey - http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.co.uk

Bob Scotney said...

Not fifty shades of grey but just a few to view.
http://bit.ly/R06jzy

Karen S. said...

Carmi, I do like your shades of grey! I was excited to dig back into photos (it's far from grey around here right now!) HOORAY! Of course I was able to bring you this here. Enjoy your day, but not too much grey, okay!

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/08/thematic-photographic-208-grey.html

Lisa Shafer said...

I've got my writers' game up and going again with this theme.
http://lisashafer.blogspot.com/2012/08/photo-mysteries-writers-game-27.html

Aunt Snow said...

Grey is hard!! I've posted a handful of greys, all from Venice.

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I've got grey in my latest blog post (after the dragonflies and butterflies).
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CorvusCorax12 said...

I like gray too
here are mine

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

and again!

Rita said...

Carmi, seems I had more "Gray" shots then I expected and so I am doing a second "Gray" post this week. It can be found here:

http://cashjocky.blogspot.com/2012/08/sugabus-and-me.html

Max Sartin said...

Here are my grey pictures.

lailani said...

I've some grey to add to the scenery... :)

http://thegreengrassgrowsallaround.blogspot.com/2012/08/tp-208-grey.html

sister AE said...

I had a day off this week and so got to thinking about gray. I had a lot of fun:

http://havingwrit.blogspot.com/2012/08/gray-is-story.html

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here is my OFFICIAL Grey Post (featuring ORBS!).
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cactus petunia said...

I love this one, Carmi! The sharp diagonal lines cutting through the soft grey clouds are an incredible contrast for a grey photo!

Here's mine: http://buenosburritos.blogspot.com/2012/08/grey.html

Max Sartin said...

Great bunch of grey pictures you've all posted, I've loved looking at them. Here's another grey picture.

Mike Wood said...

One of my images of a Warren through truss bridge. Once very common in Ontario, Elgin County still has a few, but they are becoming rare.

https://plus.google.com/104770776614693816879/posts/E9wYMWnG4W3