ND – Dark, Blue
I virtually always carry a camera…
…because I never know when an opportunity may come up. Some Sundays, Mrs ND and I walk to our favourite local pub in Edgbaston, sit in a bay window and drink Aspalls Suffolk Cider on tap. During an idle moment whilst Mrs ND was busy elsewhere (probably getting the cider) I realised that I liked the strong contrasting light and shade on the wall in front of me, the table, the picture, the hanging lamp etc. It was largely dim in here, but the general brown hue of everything was pleasing and I pulled my D700 out and took a couple of shots. Some people then came to the table and hogged my muse for a time.
A little later, during another idle moment, Mrs ND gets a lot of cider ;-), the table was clear again, some details in the scene had changed, and the sun was lower in the sky allowing it to flood a little more widely through the windows. So I casually picked up the D700 and tried again.
Whilst I rather liked the muted browns of everything in the original images, I post-processed both of them back to monochrome, giving one a minor sepia tint to warm it a little.
In hindsight I should have also tried to take a shot with my iPhone, but forgot!