Fifty shades of grey

It’s been very grey here –

Church

So grey that the newspapers are saying

We’ve had fewer than 8 hours of sunshine so far this month.

In fact, it looks as if even the ducks are complaining about the lack of sun!

Ducks

There are moments of beauty, though,

When the grey and the bird

Look like a silken painting.

Bird in clouds copy

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99 responses

  1. You even make gray look beautiful! 🙂

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    November 27, 2014 at 13:46

  2. Your shades of gray are beautiful. Lovely images! Have a happy day!

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    November 27, 2014 at 13:58

  3. Great shots. It’s grey most of the time in Scotland too, just now. Kinda depressing.

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    November 27, 2014 at 14:01

  4. You make grey look so beautiful!

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    November 27, 2014 at 14:44

  5. I know you prefer colour to monochromatic tones, but you have produced a lovely homage to shades of gray, Lady Fi. Bless you!

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    November 27, 2014 at 14:50

  6. Even grey can be glorious, excellent photos Fi.

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    November 27, 2014 at 14:56

  7. Marvelous photos of the grey days. I like this shades and the silk painting.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    November 27, 2014 at 15:13

  8. The skies are wonderful, even though they are grey!! But 8 hours of sunshine in the month are not enough!!!

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    November 27, 2014 at 15:35

  9. Beautiful photos. I couldn’t do that many days without sun though, I would go mad.

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    November 27, 2014 at 15:41

  10. Amazing how a sky can display so many different characters and somehow more still in the reflection of of water. Nicely caught. 🙂

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    November 27, 2014 at 15:53

  11. At least the reflections in the lake double the light available…!

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    November 27, 2014 at 15:54

  12. Great photos, wonderful clouds, beautiful reflections, pure art!

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    November 27, 2014 at 16:00

  13. I don’t think I’ve ever seen gray look so beautiful.

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    November 27, 2014 at 16:48

  14. Intimidating atmosphere, cloudy day.
    Images are clear and bright and beautiful.
    Greeting Liplatus

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    November 27, 2014 at 16:53

  15. the silvers and hints of blues mixed in are really beautiful. i’m certain you’d like the warm glow of sunshine, though. (and your title should get you lots of traffic to this post!) 🙂

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    November 27, 2014 at 17:05

  16. sylviakirk

    Even your gray skies are beautiful, but I’m certain you do miss the sunshine!! Wonderful captures and I do love your title!! Have a great weekend!!

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    November 27, 2014 at 17:09

  17. But you’d never see such drama on a clear, sunny day, very nice.

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    November 27, 2014 at 17:43

  18. Hate that novel but what lovely views you’ve shared here. 🙂
    Have a fabulous Thursday, G

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    November 27, 2014 at 17:55

    • Haven’t read the novel and never will… but the title is catchy! 😉

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      November 27, 2014 at 18:51

  19. Sounds strange! You capture beauty at any given condition 🙂

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    November 27, 2014 at 18:16

  20. Subtle, dramatic, beautiful.
    And I hope that more sunshine comes your way to throw those clouds into high relief.

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    November 27, 2014 at 18:45

  21. absolutly wonderful – lucky ducks 🙂

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    November 27, 2014 at 18:51

  22. Ron

    “There are moments of beauty, though,

    When the grey and the bird

    Look like a silken painting.”

    That’s exactly what they look like, Fiona! Stunning captures! I’m one of those people who loves grey days like this 🙂

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    November 27, 2014 at 18:52

  23. Winter can be so dark. But you make even the gray days beautiful. 🙂

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    November 27, 2014 at 19:08

  24. Pat

    Impressive that sky! the colors change, but it’s still beautiful

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    November 27, 2014 at 19:20

  25. Wow….that’s silver not grey!!
    It’s been a gloomy here too the last couple of days….but we didn’t get silver skies 🙂

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    November 27, 2014 at 19:28

  26. the grey though makes for some interesting shadows and art…
    it was grey when we ran the race for hunger this morning…
    but i like pewter…smiles.

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    November 27, 2014 at 19:51

  27. Hi Friend, Just stopping by to say Happy Thanksgiving to you. Even in places where Thanksgiving is not celebrated (or celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November like ours is) —it can be a time for each of us to take time to thank God for our blessings and also not to forget the “Giving” in the word, ThanksGIVING. We all have lots of blessings —but many times, we ignore the giving part….Not just on Thanksgiving Day, but all of the time, please take time to contact family/friends just to say HI… And remember that a big SMILE can lift someone’s day…. Little things like that can really HELP..

    I love your ‘grays’…. There’s just something about dull and dark days that are still gorgeous.

    God Bless…
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    November 27, 2014 at 19:56

  28. Oh this takes my breath away, thank you!

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    November 27, 2014 at 20:23

  29. making gray gorgeous…..those reflections are amazing!!! happy turkey day!!!!

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    November 27, 2014 at 20:41

  30. Stunning – the water is like polished silver.

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    November 27, 2014 at 20:58

  31. These photos are amazing, that beautiful sky reflecting 1000 and 1 types of grey. Just 8 hours in the whole month? It must be hard and sadie…

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    November 27, 2014 at 21:35

  32. Fantastic photos!I love it!

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    November 27, 2014 at 21:36

  33. Karen

    Grey but so beautiful, great images.

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    November 27, 2014 at 21:43

  34. Yes, this is what was meant by the term 50 shades of grey! Beautiful photos! We’ve been very lucky in London so far (fingers crossed) but I believe we have a miserable winter ahead of us.

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    November 27, 2014 at 22:50

  35. For sure… paintings with lots of grey nuances from an outstanding fall season!! even the duck on the pond is bored and yelled at waters… “bring some light”… 🙂
    Lovely captured moments!

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    November 28, 2014 at 00:33

  36. You captured the beauty of shades of gray so well. Gorgeous!

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    November 28, 2014 at 00:45

  37. Wow, eight hours of sunshine this month. I’m not sure that I could handle that. Your photos are fabulous!!!

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    November 28, 2014 at 02:05

  38. Your photos are always incredible. I hope you get more sunlight soon.

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    November 28, 2014 at 02:35

  39. Yep even gray is beautiful.

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    November 28, 2014 at 03:02

  40. You do justice to gray!
    Eight hours of sun all month? I think I’d be booking a ticket to Spain if I were you! 😉

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    November 28, 2014 at 03:57

    • Just got back from Italy, so will wait for the winter sun!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      November 28, 2014 at 05:30

  41. meowpurrs

    I love the second shot better than the first. I cant say why. But i love the reflections on the water. Beautiful!

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    November 28, 2014 at 05:45

  42. Beautiful photos, Fi. We haven’t had much sun here this month, either.

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    November 28, 2014 at 05:58

  43. Clever use of a familiar title. Is that the UK, you are talking about? Imagine only 8 hours of sunshine… in a Month… yoh! 😦

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    November 28, 2014 at 07:16

    • I’m talking about Stockholm, Sweden!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      November 28, 2014 at 07:23

  44. The color grey resembles silver, and beautiful.

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    November 28, 2014 at 08:13

  45. Beautiful “dramatic” pictures!

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    November 28, 2014 at 08:38

  46. You can make even grey skies look beautiful. I hope you get more sunshine.

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    November 28, 2014 at 09:03

  47. Yes, as silken cloth in varying tones of beautiful grey!

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    November 28, 2014 at 09:35

  48. oh que c’est si beau,j’ai essayé en version RAW et c’est vrai que ça change en JPEG….

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    November 28, 2014 at 10:18

  49. Hi! The grey scene is very beautiful. The reflection of a bird on the lake is very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    November 28, 2014 at 11:50

  50. Beautiful…even the dull grey looks awesome with your photographs

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    November 28, 2014 at 12:20

  51. These are wonderful shades of grey.
    Are sky was completely closed with grey clouds, so we saw only one colour of grey …

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    November 28, 2014 at 12:23

  52. Beautiful…moody…astounding.

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    November 28, 2014 at 12:58

  53. A ‘silken painting’! Now I wouldn’t mind the grey.

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    November 28, 2014 at 13:47

  54. You’ve certainly shown here that grey can be gorgeous too!

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    November 28, 2014 at 14:02

  55. Would you mind telling me what knd of camera you use? These are just magnificent!…:)JP

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    November 28, 2014 at 14:44

  56. very grey but oh soooooooo beautiful! happy weekend

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    November 28, 2014 at 15:56

  57. Mirror, mirror on the lake …
    The weather was perfect for the photos 🙂

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    November 28, 2014 at 16:44

  58. Don

    A gorgeous series. Each is a fine picture.

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    November 28, 2014 at 16:49

  59. So dramatic! Awesome series.

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    November 28, 2014 at 16:55

  60. Your photos always are gorgeous, but these ones are absolutely phantastic!

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    November 28, 2014 at 16:57

  61. Kaya

    Fantastic and glorious shade of gray! Incredibly beautiful photos!

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    November 28, 2014 at 17:12

  62. Fabulous photos! We’ve had so much Lake Effect Snow, with ensuing clouds. It’s been lovely!

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    November 28, 2014 at 17:26

  63. You capture those moody skies so perfectly!

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    November 28, 2014 at 18:23

  64. Awesome images.

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    November 28, 2014 at 18:40

  65. daryledelstein

    all of these are gorgeous as your photos always are .. but the first was is exquisite and looks like a water color . divine!

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    November 28, 2014 at 18:50

  66. Oh, I don’t like the lack of sunshine. The duck shot is really cute.

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    November 28, 2014 at 19:00

  67. Lady Fi
    watch this lake in different seasons.
    There is always phenomenal. You’re a fantastic photographer.
    Greetings from Polish.
    Lucia

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    November 28, 2014 at 21:02

  68. It’s not just that your photos are great. Even your post titles are great, too. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    November 28, 2014 at 21:41

  69. It may be gray but you’ve captured beautiful, dramatic scenes nonetheless 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend. xx

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    November 29, 2014 at 00:14

  70. Anonymous

    Grey days here too, but we have ice on the lakes and snow. Hope you get some sunshine too! 🙂

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    November 29, 2014 at 05:48

  71. I like it all1

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    November 29, 2014 at 08:47

  72. There might not be sun but there is always mesmerizing light in your photos.

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    November 29, 2014 at 15:09

  73. It was then very gray with you but these pictures of the gray sky are beautiful to see.
    Beautiful bright and beautiful were reflections in the water. So I want 50 shades of gray often see lol ……

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    November 29, 2014 at 16:21

  74. magnificent Fi… wow!!!

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    November 29, 2014 at 17:44

  75. Wonderful images…….there’s much beauty in grey days and more variety and subtlety than a camera can record. I love the light quality where you are.

    Happy weekend!

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    November 29, 2014 at 18:19

  76. Now,
    this is 50 Shades of Grey!!! WOWWWWWWWWWW. xx

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    November 29, 2014 at 18:51

  77. thesmittenimage

    Even your grey has more colours than most!

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    November 29, 2014 at 20:23

  78. An amazing sky! The colors and the reflections are gorgeous!

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    November 29, 2014 at 22:52

  79. Pat

    What lovely, silvery tones.

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    November 29, 2014 at 23:09

  80. Your gray is much more beautiful than our gray! But I’m hoping you get some sunshine soon!

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    November 30, 2014 at 03:54

  81. Great tonalities of these inspiring place (For people of great cities, traffic, smog, concrete, structures, etc., admiring your environment is like a window to paradise). I try to imaging the images in B&W for adding more drama! Happy Sunday!

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    November 30, 2014 at 06:27

  82. spectacular!

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    November 30, 2014 at 07:26

  83. That is quite a skill to make a grey day look stunning… and you have us all around the world, longing for a grey day like yours!!
    Wren x

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    November 30, 2014 at 12:44

  84. These pictures seem to make grey look ok! Very nice.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    November 30, 2014 at 12:47

  85. Wow, grey looks stunning. Brilliant captures..

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    November 30, 2014 at 18:23

  86. nocolebolo


    Those skies are fantastic. Those clouds, dark clouds are beautiful.

    · hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    November 30, 2014 at 19:22

  87. Wonderful title for this beautiful series of images!

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    November 30, 2014 at 23:15

  88. No one can make 50 shades of grey look better than you can. Wow!

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    November 30, 2014 at 23:19

  89. Yours are gifted eyes
    and I appreciate the way
    you find the beauty
    in the grey:)
    -Jennifer

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    December 1, 2014 at 00:41

  90. The rains do bring such beautiful skies. When the dry season sets in here in Florida the skies are absolutely monotonous, and the tone is blue.

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    December 1, 2014 at 01:09

  91. Love the reflections that you captured, really creates amazing images.

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    December 1, 2014 at 05:21

  92. Amazing captures of the grey skies!Have a great week ahead!

    Shantana

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    December 1, 2014 at 06:58

  93. Just goes to show grey doesn’t have to be boring or dull

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    December 1, 2014 at 10:17

  94. indrani

    Grey too has beautiful shades. 🙂

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    December 2, 2014 at 08:09

  95. Beautiful series and skies, stunning grey tones and photos

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    December 2, 2014 at 18:26

  96. So lovely!

    Lindy

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    December 3, 2014 at 07:00

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