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There was a time when I didn't like Black and Whites photography too much, but over time I've come to quite enjoy it. I still don't take photographs for the purpose of converting it to B&W, but sometimes the original (color) photo looks far better in B&W.

For me B&W doesn't work for all photos: it seems to work whenever I want the viewer to not get hung up on certain elements in the scene and instead focus their attention on patterns or a single subject.

Here are some photos, which I've taken over the past few years:

Boy and leaves
My son

Drapes
Drapes

Fade to white
Fade to black (McConnells Mill dam)

Pittsburgh: Smokestacks
Smokestacks

Baker Lake
Icebound

White Bluffs: Dragon's back
Dragon's back

Antelope Canyon: Sandstone drapes
Sandstone drapes

Nanga Parbat: Playful shadows
Nanga Parbat

Spring Flower Show '12: Rough with the smooth
Rough with the smooth

Death Valley: Touch of light
Spotlit

Mesquite Sand Dunes: Rim
Rim

I think it would be a lot of fun if others also added their photos...


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I fell in love with black and white photography after seeing Edward Weston prints in person.. I thought "WOW! I never thought black and white could look so luscious!"
I believe learning to shoot first in black and white helps you to become a better photographer, forcing you to use light and form to make an exciting photo without leaning on color. Color can come later.
It's hard to shoot good black and white if you're not thinking that way during the shot.
Also the title can be very important to the viewing of a photo and you've done a great job with that too!
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Photography is a hobby of mine, and I shoot a lot in B&W. Probably around 50% of my shots are B&W. I love it!
Here are some of the pics I've done-

Trees


Columbia River HDR in B&W


Winter Reflections


Cactus


Trinity Ridge, Idaho


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After the Rain
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I've only taken one roll of black and white film. I've only converted a few from color to b&w using photo software.
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Reavis Ranch, Stormy First Night's Camp



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I like the first one DD. I thinks it works well with B&W.

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4wheelbob cruising in the White Mountains near the Patriarch Bristlecone Pine Grove



My favorite tree in the grove



Another dead tree, this time at the Grand Canyon



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Gathering Storm over Lankin Dome,WY.

This is a very remote BLM parcel in the middle of nowhere WY on the way to Lander. It's almost twice as high as Devils Tower, made famous in cinema by "Close Encounters"



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