Color Year, Month Two (Gray)
The random number generator offered up GRAY for the second month of my color-a-month, photo-a-day project. Gray, in February. Well, at least I knew I could get one day's shot by taking pictures of the Oregon sky. On the third or fourth day I was already wishing to be done with gray, silently thankful that February is a short month.
In January I was amazed by how many things are orange, and how interesting they are. This month I found that while a lot of things are gray, those things are pretty mundane: the sidewalk; concrete walls; sides of buildings... It took a little more pushing to find things I was interested in capturing. That is a good thing, as I was forced to think more about what was in the picture. So a picture of a bicycle rack (one of two racks I snapped this month) included Ada's scuffed pink shoes. The sky shares space with bare tree branches.
Coming to the close of this month I have a better appreciation for gray as a subject, or more accurately, for using a gray focus as a way to expand my focus a bit. I am glad to be moving on (to brown, the color for March), but I must grudgingly admit that I liked gray a lot more than I thought I would.