grey is okay...

In September 2007 we made a visit to the cool soft light of Ireland, our 2-week holiday from the heat and bright dust of West Africa.

Photographically-speaking, it has taken me a long time to come to terms with the results of that trip. For some reason, I have been unaccountably slow in making the obvious mental and visual adjustments. Compared to the extreme equatorial contrasts found naturally in Togo, the gentle luminance in northern latitudes means, simply: lots of grey.

So, finally, now, at last, the letting go. We don't always have to find black blacks and white whites in our photographs.

Grey is okay!

Brandon, Dingle Peninsula, Republic of Ireland.

September 2007.

Rolleiflex X, Tessar, Fomapan 400.