Shades of Grey - Filly and Mare

Transforming colour to shades of grey

Transforming colour to various shades of grey to create a more impactful and flattering image

This week’s them in our pet photographer’s 52-week project is shades of grey, so I’m transforming colour images to various shades of grey.

A couple of weeks ago I photographed some horses in my town. Maci was born in late October, just before the bushfires hit our area. I really wanted to photograph her in her first week but the weather, and then the Christmas rush, delayed this until just recently. Our region consisted of shades of brown due to the drought and incessant heat of the past few months. Three weeks ago that changed significantly when the huge thunderstorm hit and delivered a third of the entire 2019 rainfall in just two days. So those shades of brown became intense shades of green as nature fought back with the nourishment from the rainfall.

The reason I chose this image to transform colour to shades of grey

I chose this image for this week’s theme as I found that the green, as wonderful as it is to have, was a little too intense for this beautiful image of Maci and her mum Mini. I don’t often delve into monochromatic photography as it isn’t really my style, however, sometimes it just fits and takes the image to another level. I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments. Which version do you prefer for this image?


Thank you for reading!  Head on over to check out Pet Love Photography, serving Greater Cincinnati, the San Francisco Bay Area, and destinations nationwide, for Susannah’s take on this topic. Continue clicking the link at the bottom of each post until you end up right back here.


Paws for Oz is a very special project close to my heart. I am so excited to announce that I’ve joined a group of international pet photographers to help raise funds for Wildlife Victoria after the devastating bushfires which have destroyed so many lives. You can find out more here.


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  1. Tracy Allard on 8 February, 2020 at 12:44 am

    Fantastic composition, the horses are perfectly aligned with just the right amount of separation.

  2. Kelly Middlebrooks on 8 February, 2020 at 11:19 am

    I love b&w. What a beautiful capture!

  3. Shae Pepper on 10 February, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Oh wow! The B&W really pop these beautiful images!

  4. Kieran Stuart-Jones on 20 September, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Such a gorgeous image – so beautiful

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