the power of black&white

Roman coliseum in black and white - really helps dream about the old Roman magnificence.
Roman coliseum in black and white – really helps dream about the old Roman magnificence.

Black and white photography can be evocative, touching, even haunting. It is said that the best photographs are those that can cut all the clutter and convey a message, a story, in a minimum of elements. And reducing a photo to only shades of gray can be one way to achieve this. Of course – a bad photo will still look bad in B&W, but people can ‘see’ the message so much better in a B&W.

I found on Google Buzz the link the a very nice collection of B&W photos – http://photo.tutsplus.com/articles/inspiration/100-awe-inspiring-black-white-photographs/ – and this made me to take a look at some of the photos I have shot for a later B&W processing.  Below are some fresh results.

Also – a few of my old galleries contain some B&W photos. And browsing those pages I found that while some colour photos no longer appeal to me, the B&W photos “retain” their strength better. What do you think?

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