Selecting subjects with subdued colours, or all from one end of the spectrum, can evoke a particular mood.
It can be particularly effective in showing shapes and textures
[Smokey Shed – this is actually a colour image, showing the merest hint of grey/green in the shafts of light and pale pink and blue in the skylights]
[The Rusty Cog – a combination of browns and oranges show this scene in a very limited colour palette. The differentiation between foreground and background is largely through focus]
[Autumn Vines – the vines show leaves of green and pale yellow, with a bit of brown at their feet. Notice also the strong lead-in lines and “stop” (the darker green fir tree) at the back]
[Question Mark – just a few shades of cream and brown give a calm atmosphere and clean lines]