The title of this post might sound like an expensive new shade of paint from Farrow & Ball. What it’s actually about is finding beauty in even the apparently dullest light.
It’s hardly a surprise to be met with overcast skies in Brittany in November. But there is a richness in that light, too. Ignore those people who tell you that landscape photography is all about shooting during ‘Golden Hour’. Flat, grey light has a stillness that can be, at times, melancholic or serene.
And it’s rarely pure grey. Colour lurks in there somewhere – sometimes a touch of green or blue. Brittany offers many shades of grey. At least 50. Hmm, I have an idea for the title of my next book…
There are many photographers, myself among them, who turn to monochrome photography to eliminate the distraction of colour. Other times, monochrome is what the world gives you.