I take photos when I’m out and about, even on dull days. But, mostly, these turn out to be a bit flat and lifeless – records of where I’ve been – and they are not particularly interesting photographs in their own right. Worse, they sometimes don’t really reflect the landscape as I saw it. Assuming its not too misty, there’s subtlety in the light on a dull day and details in the landscape that are hidden by sunny day shadows.
So, I have been mucking around with some of the digital manipulation controls in Lightroom to try and create photographs that reflect my perceptions of the landscape. My starting point was an image converted to black and white – somehow black and white with its palette of greys seems more appropriate for dull day photography.