Australia · clouds · colours · Mount Warning · photography · rivers · sugar cane · Tweed Valley · winter

Grey on Grey

After the vivid blue-ness of the sky, clouds and Mount Warning yesterday, today’s contrast of grey on grey had to be noted.

I took this photo at sunset, when the sun’s rays illuminated the clouds ever so slightly, adding a touch of yellow for a bit of “oomph” to the grey tones.

The second photo was taken with my camera on full zoom. The water is a section of the Tweed River, and growing beside the river – and beyond – is acre upon acre of sugar cane fields.

11 thoughts on “Grey on Grey

    1. You’re right, there is definitely a golden glow, even across the tops of the sugar cane. It’s fascinating the way Mother Nature can alter the whole tone and atmosphere of everything through different colour tones each day. 🙂

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    1. Do you know, Kathy, when I was looking up something about our local sugarcane industry I came across mention of it being a crop where slaves were once put to work. Not in Australia, of course, we’ve never had slavery here, but I think it might have been in the Caribbean. That made me wonder if sugarcane might be viewed differently in other countries.

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      1. I suspect a lot of sugarcane plantation owners used slaves in the Caribbean and elsewhere. It reminds me usually of Hawaii, but am not sure if slaves were used there.

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  1. Nice light!
    Apparently, in the American South and Caribbean, sugar beets are now planted more than sugarcane, so cane fields aren’t as common as they once were. I guess it is more labor intensive to grow and harvest.

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    1. I just looked up sugar beets and apparently they are not grown commercially in Australia. So that would be why I’ve never heard of them! You have taught me something, Eliza. 😊

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