Gray’s Anatomy

I’m of the opinion that color is the property possessed by an object that produces different sensations on the eyes, as a result of the way it reflects or emits light. But if this is all, then the world would be, gray. This is not the case rather, simply where the story begins. A color is much more, providing feeling, texture, and meaning.

We misinterpret gray as sad and dreary, but is this true? Gray is the monsoon rain, where we sing and dance, a joyful gray. The giant gray whale that reigns the sea is a formidable gray. The wolf chasing you in nightmares is a frightening gray and the owl that aids you and shows you direction is a caring gray. Countless ways to visualize gray, but the best I’ve saved until last…the Himalayas.

Himalayan Tree, by Magda Biskup

Himalayan Tree, by Magda Biskup

In this photo by photographer Magda Biskup (Sydney, Australia), layers and layers of gray exist and we peel the onion slowly. Starting with a deep, dark intimidating gray, perhaps like a dare. A little higher, the layer is a lighter inquisitive gray, providing a hint of curiosity. Climbing higher still, a semi-light semi-dark, meditative gray to help you concentrate and be inspired. Finally, at the peak, a very light, fully frosted almost white, pastel gray, full of hope, happiness, and well-earned pride. Gray is not such a sad or boring color after all.

Article written by: Sadia Naheen
Edited by: Nilla Palmer
Inspired by: Photo of the Day | June 10 | Himalayan Tree, by Magda Biskup

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