Awe-Inspiring Black & White Photography

In past times, black and white photography was not a choice – it was all there was available, and photographers and artists hand-coloured their black and white prints, normally in pastel shades, giving people very rosy cheeks, cherry-red lips and pale blue eyes.

In this age of digital photography, the colour usually has to be removed to produce a black and white or monochromatic image. This is done with photo editing software, and the black and white tones are adjusted to suit the image. Therefore, we can see very light hued images, or very dark toned photos – depending on both the subject of the photograph and the photographer/artist working on the post-production.

Here is a selection of more than 30 awe-inspiring examples of black and white photography for your viewing pleasure.

Awe-Inspiring Black & White Photography

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Black and White


California Contemplations

Skeleton Coast, Rye Harbour


The Tale of Two Towers

Sears Tower, Chicago


Shining Waves

Old Canal

Flying into the unknown

Double Helix

Misty Morning in SF

Black and White

Tiger Lily in Black and White

Black and White Tiger

City of Black and White

Black and White

Iguana Black and White

Dead Tree in Black and White

The Castle of Horst


Behind the fog


Glances of megapolis



Starry highway


Night Street



I hope you have enjoyed viewing these beautiful black & white photographs.

Please leave any comments or acknowledgements for the photographs/photographers below.
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about 6 years ago

You have some nice B&W images, thank you for sharing.


D.C. White

about 6 years ago

BEAUTIFUL black and white photos!


about 6 years ago

As an amateur photographer currently interested in B&W photos I really enjoyed this post :) Black & White Photography



about 6 years ago

Very impressive! petra_verheugen, Germany


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