I like monotone. I often wear outfits that are essentially monotone and my home decor tends to be tone-on-tone too. I choose clothing — and furniture — so that each part of the outfit or decor blends (rather than stands out) as a variant hue of a base color.
Garry asks me why I don’t dress with more contrast. He loves contrast … bright against dark.
I can’t give a sensible answer. I love the subtlety of tone on tone. I always have. In the end, I guess we don’t need reasons to like what we like.
I prefer subtle shading to big splashes of color. Probably why I’ve never pursued HDR. Perhaps it’s because I started out learning photography on a completely manual camera using black and white film.
More likely, I always had that preference and all it took was a medium — photography — to bring it out.
Be that as it may, this challenge was made for me. Thank you Cee!