Weekly Photo Challenge: Shades of Gray

This week, the theme is to:

Photograph Shades of Gray

This week is a perfect week to focus on perfecting your black and white – and all the shades of gray in between – photography.
Foggy Winter Morning 9 Web

Winter fog in shades of gray

But this is also a week to get creative with the challenge and push beyond the obvious.
Gray may not have the vibrance of red or the subtleness of blue, but gray is Look for all those ways that gray is a color – not just an absence of color. Look for signs, rocks and stones (yes, also headstones), cement, and all those shades of neutral gray paint that we normally pass right by. This is a good week to notice detail.
But pay attention our eyes tend to roll right off of this neutral color.
Building Deconstructed

Building deconstructed. Architectural detail stacked.

And don’t forget the clouds – and we’re not just talking about foggy and rainy days, though these can be gray. Clouds are sometimes white and fluffy, but are often painted in shades of gray.
Sailing On

Sailing On. Some of my favorite photos are seascapes including boats. This photograph was taken on a lovely (for Scotland) summer’s day on Loch Lomond. I loved the white sails against the billowing clouds.

Many animals have gray in their fur or hair that shade naturally. Beautiful This applies to human animals as well! Celebrate the little gray hairs – they are a sign of wisdom.
Artists at Work Photo Essay I

Part of a photo essay showing artists at work. In this photo, Dave Walter  (“Psychedelic Dave”) interweaves lines and dots on a piece on slate in his signature style.

Where gray becomes white, blue, or silver is up to you. It’s all about shades of gray.
Take a moment to look around this week. You might find that this colorful world of ours if painted in more shades of gray than you thought.
Share your posts in the Comments below and share with the tag #photoyogashadesofgray for a chance to have your photo featured on PhotoYoga.

I’m using my Random Inspiration Generator to choose the challenge each week. Use it if you want more frequent inspirations!

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Black and White Mountain Top Poster

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29 Comments

  1. HHY says:

    Marvellous photos Jenn… 📷👌

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  2. Debbie Smyth says:

    Great theme. My visit to Tokyo earlier this year was filled with grey clouds and rain, but I still loved the place. Here is a grey image: https://travelwithintent.com/2018/08/25/tokyo-rainy-day-window-shopping/

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  3. Kwarkito says:

    gray sky in gray paris. A long time ago

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  4. bushboy says:

    I like your photos. I chose mine before I read your post so I have included some of your suggestions lol
    Here is my contribution to Shades of Gray
    http://bushboy.blog/2018/08/28/shades-of-gray/

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  5. HHY says:

    Hi Jenn…little late this time…below is our entry…

    http://haddhaiyaar.com/2018/08/30/grey-is-a-color/

    Happy photo blogging…

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