Landscape Photography in Black & White

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.

McKinney Falls State Park

McKinney Falls State Park
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 50D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/22 for 1/15th of a second at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 using Nik’s Silver Efex Pro plug-in. Click on the image above for a larger version.

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!

4 thoughts on “Landscape Photography in Black & White

  1. Awesome b&w, as usual. Really trying to grasp the photo edit tools.

    B&W always classy, always great looking.

  2. I wonder if its because we all interpret color slightly differently and it is in black and white where we are left with the reality of light?
    Anyway, this photo makes me crave a visit to the park.

    • Michael,

      “this photo makes me crave a visit to the park”

      That’s the best compliment you can give a photographer!

      Many thanks,


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