There is something almost etherial about black & white images. Perhaps its the stark contrast between the dark and the light. Perhaps its all the shades of gray in between. Whatever it is, you can’t help but be drawn into a black & white landscape image and almost feel that you were there in person. Color adds depth and feeling to an image but for me, black and white images can transport you to another place and time altogether.
If you’re like me and enjoy black & white photography then I urge you to check out Derek Shanks work on his blog. Its some of the best black & white work I’ve seen in years!