|Back alley light|
While even the most basic photo editing software these days lets you dial down the color of an existing photo, I'm a lot more partial to scenes where Mother Nature does the work on its own.
Like this scene. It's early on a bitterly cold winter morning in Montreal. I'm in a trendy converted industrial loft hotel that's tucked almost invisibly into a back alley off of trendy St. Denis street. The murk seems to have sucked the very spectrum out of the scene, with only the streetlight suggesting anything approaching warmth.
I decide I need to explore low-color scenes a little more. Hence this week's Thematic theme, "muted colors". Read on for more...
Your turn: Take a pic where the color is deliberately subtle - it can rage from full-on black-and-white, to sepia, to simply colors that aren't as vibrant as they might otherwise be. Remember, when interpreting a theme, there are no rights and wrongs: it is whatever you want it to be. Post the results to your blog, website, Facebook page, Twitter stream, or related web resource. Then leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Use the Twitter hashtag #ThematicPhotographic for bonus points. Visit other participants through the week and feel free to repeat the process - we encourage serial participation. For more info on how Thematic works, click here. Enjoy...and thanks!