Shades of Gray…Grey

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I’ve been playing with the title for a little while.  Back and forth, back and forth. Grey.  Gray.  Grey.  Gray.  I can’t decide which spelling I like better.  Both are correct.  Why does the English language do this?  I like things to be black and white.  Shades of grey…gray…whichever, are confusing.  Although, if this was strictly a black and white world it would be pretty dang boring.

Which is your preferred spelling?

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13 responses to “Shades of Gray…Grey

  1. Being Canadian I have always used gray but in the Internet world, so many people use grey. I use both but the gray is more familiar to me.

  2. Kym

    When I write, I switch back and forth between gray and grey. The first seems matter of fact–an ordinary gray. The second seems more angular and eerie–a Halloween grey.

  3. don

    I like the sharp focus in the intricate part of the image. Nice B&W quality. I guess I prefer “gray.” Don’t know why…probably because I use that version frequently.

  4. Hmmm…well I spell it with an “e” usually because that is the British spelling and being an Aussie the English way is what we have traditionally followed. …as in greyhound…But either way it works!

  5. always loved your smooth tones! well done again Toni!

  6. Well my spell checker makes me spell it gray when I really want to spell it as grey. Nice shot with the Lensbaby!

  7. What a beautiful image! Such a great tonal range, so smooth in texture and composition. Well…I have always spelled it ‘grey’.

  8. I like the almost abstract look of this photo. And of course the shades of Grey are great! 🙂

  9. Elizabeth

    grEy, for sure. it just looks better.

    though a beautiful grey photo by any other name would still be a beautiful grey photo. 🙂

  10. ‘Why does the English language do this?’
    To try and catch me out!It’s grey for me, love the image, your office is an inspiration

  11. BoB

    So abstract and minimalist, simply beautiful

  12. An elegant photograph in any shade of gray:-)