Gray – or – the antithesis of vibrance [Image of the moment]
I’m sure this won’t be a super popular photo, but from time to time I find myself drawn to super low contrast photos. Clearly it’s lacking in color, and not much contrast. I also love objects almost entirely ensconced in fog. A lot of my review committee (friends and family) don’t share this interest in low constrast, and that’s fine, I recognize most people are more likely to say wow to a bright colorful constrasty image (that’s why all the TVs in the stores are cranked all the way to 11 on saturation and contrast, to the point that you can’t play a dark movie or video game on them when you get them home)
One way I try to push myself creatively is to find a picture that interests me that is “against the rules”. Flex the creative muscles by causing them to work in a new way. This picture falls in that category. It’s one I personally enjoy especially printed on aluminum, and I’m ok with it not being popular.