Monolithic Color: Gray

Challenge #19 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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Show us a COLOR image that says "Gray!" Show us lots and lots of gray. Multiple shades of gray is ideal, but make sure we can tell that it's a color image. Is your image gray enough? If a viewer doesn't say "Whoa, that's almost depressing it's so gray!" then it's not gray enough. Ideally, aim for 18% gray, but just make sure it doesn't look mostly black or mostly white (or mostly black and white). Be careful not to include too much color otherwise the viewer's eye is drawn to that color and the gray effect is diminished.
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I was visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau this week. The wind was blowing, it was raining, and autumn leaves drifted through the air. A very dark and disturbing experience in every way. This image is of the gas-chamber and crematory ruins. Everybody should visit this site once in a lifetime. Maybe the world would be a more peaceful place.
Submitted: Sunday, 29th November, 2009 14:29 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 24th November, 2009
Focal length: 24.2 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Notes: Handheld, no filters, no adjustment of colors.
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