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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