When the sky is almost one grey blank canvas we have the challenge of a flat canvas and shadowless landscapes…but it has advantages.
” overcast days make the colours pop. Flowers, people dressed in colourful outfits, brightly painted buildings or other colourful scenes are all going to benefit from that diffused light.”
With the absence of contrast, detail is much more pronounced
“Photography is all about light and you have light, you simply need to take a different approach to using this type of light”
5 grey day projects to try
Amy is the Lens-Artist host this week and she invites us to show “Everyday Moments” – these are from my walkabout on a dry but overcast day today
22 thoughts on “Colouring a grey day”
Beautifully done! These are wonderful tips and reminders of how to colouring a grey day.
Thank you for taking time to participate. 🙂
You gave us an interesting prompt Amy – so many ways to play with it – thank you
Thank you, Laura! I’m so encouraged. 🙂 🙂
Great tips, as usual, Laura! What is that building in the first picture? Have I seen that on one of our photo walks?
That’s no. 1 Blackfriars – it was in the making when we saw it
Ah that’s why I couldn’t remember having seen it!
you will have seen it like this – one from our walkabout
I would never have recognised this as the same building! The Vase – wouldn’t have thought of that either…
By the way its called ‘the Vase’ – literally – because it was inspired by a Scandinavian glass vessel from the fifties that the architect has in his private collection.
Very nicely done photography and you have a great eye for details too! I like to take photos in gray days too – I think they are more interesting 🙂
I am just starting to understand & appreciate this kind of lighting – many thanks for your kind comment
An excellent idea for the challenge Laura. That red fence capture is superb!
Thanks Tina – simple compositions of mono colour work well on grey days!
Love the pops of colour in these photos. They work so well on a grey day.
Thanks Jude – Too often I take photos on bright sunny days & end up avoiding colour shots so it was fun to be on the hunt for the vivid hues 😉 of course I could not resist some b&w too but that is for another post
Such great advice – learning to use the light you have. And in the moment. These are excellent examples, Laura.
thank you Tish – I learned a lot by not shelving the camera again yesterday
All the more reason for us to learn too – now the summer brightness has turned to autumn gloom.
in the current quick change low light conditions I have started using aperture priority mode more – setting it low and letting the camera alter the shutter speed. In manual could not keep up with it!
A handy tip 🙂
Very creative shots Laura.
thank you for your comment Rupali
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