45 Extraordinary Black and White Photos

What is it about black and white that is so perfectly magical? Is it because it sends you off to an older time, or takes you beyond time altogether? Truly, when you look at black and white photos where the colors are missing, you look deeper into the picture. There is so much to explore, like the lines in one photo, or the mysterious light and shade in another. When you see a landscape picture in black and white it can be a very poetic feeling.

Sometimes, you may be full of wonder as you look at a photo of the moon and a pretty lake with trees nearby. A picture of a boy standing and playing on his violin as birds flies nearby may make you feel lonely. When black and white is used to bring out details, such as on a lion’s mane, the effect can be gorgeous. The play of light and shade on a large curved mouth of a tunnel looks even more beautiful in black and white. Here are 45 black and white photos for you to feel the special magic.

Divine Landscape

Lightning flashes and an open road running into the horizon make an amazing picture.

monument valley

Divine Landscape

Tender Affection

A father holds his daughter in this busy street scene.

montmartre

Tender Affection

Up, Close, and Personal

The folds of skin on a dog’s face look beautiful in a close-up shot.

close encounter

Up, Close, and Personal

Boy at Work

You can see a boy at work in this picture.

jaime

Boy at Work

The Royal Mane

In black and white, the mane of the lion looks gorgeous and fearful.

embracing the wind

The Royal Mane

Light in a Tunnel

You can see how the curves of the tunnel look beautifully lit in this black and white photo.

tunnel

Light in a Tunnel

The Flock

The soft wool of the flock of sheep looks lovely in this picture.

the group photo

The Flock

Music to Fly

You can get the lonely feel of this boy playing a violin as birds fly nearby.

symphony to my best friend

Music to Fly

Hanging Moon

This picture of a lake with a huge moon overhead keeps you enchanted.

black and white photos

Hanging Moon

Graceful Swan

The swan as it swims make a pretty picture in black and white.

white swan

Graceful Swan

Strong Portrait

This man, shot in profile, makes a very powerful portrait.

rasputin

Strong Portrait

Dance in Love

A classy picture of a couple dancing, this will stir your heart with thoughts of love.

tango in black and white

Dance in Love

Vintage Wonder

You can see how this vintage wonder looks classy in black and white.

black custom

Vintage Wonder

Pure Nature

See how this flower and bee picture is so different from the usual colored ones.

bee in black and white

Pure Nature

Who Lights the Way?

In this picture, an old man’s lamp casts a glow while mysterious mountains make up the background.

ancient light of wisdom

Who Lights the Way?

Street Light

You see the play of street light ont the cobbled street in this picture.

black in black and white

Street Light

Lonely

The lonely mill standing in a vast rocky landscape may make you feel slightly sad.

black & white mill

Lonely

Snowy Road

If you love landscapes you will enjoy this picture of a snowy road with tall trees.

white symmetry

Snowy Road

A Cycle Stands

See how this cycle stands on its own during a snow shower in the street.

optimism

A Cycle Stands

Stunning Stripes

Black and white stripes of zebras look stunning in this picture.

zebra

Stunning Stripes

House in the Snow

You can see a small house as snow falls in this picture.

snowed in

House in the Snow

Mysterious Light

The huge skylight in this picture of the building casts a really strange light below.

ghosts

Mysterious Light

With the Moon for Company

This old woman has the moon for company as she walks on an empty street.

time travel

With the Moon for Company

Out Standing

This black sheep automatically stands out from the white ones behind.

black and white

Out Standing

Perched on Top

The houses perched on top of these rocks look picture-perfect.

fracture to be united in

Perched on Top

Like Glass

As you see, the snowy mountain casts a reflection almost like glass on the water.

black and white at the bend

Like Glass

Sad Lady in Black

This woman sits sadly in black amidst lines of gravestones.

black widow

Sad Lady in Black

Three

You see a group of three figures walking amidst tall trees in this picture.

cycling to school

Three

Magic Old Car

Shot from the front in black and white, this old car looks quite magical.

old car

Magic Old Car

Birds on the Beach

You see a boy in front and other figures on the beach as birds fly all around.

puerto lopez

Birds on the Beach

Graceful on the Water

In this picture the ship looks so graceful as it is reflected on the water.

the dame

Graceful on the Water

Which is the Shadow?

As the black and white cats pass by, you cannot tell the shadow, which the real cat.

black cat white cat

Which is the Shadow?

Classy Bridge

This beautiful winding bridge looks classy in black and white.

bridge in sunlight

Classy Bridge

Standing Tall

You can see this tree standing tall and lonely as the clouds rush overhead.

lightning flashes

Standing Tall

Fairytale Castle

The castle in the distance in this picture looks straight out of a fairytale.

lindisfarne castle

Fairytale Castle

Engine Puff

The smoke from the engine makes things mysteriously hidden in this railway station picture.

when time stood still

Engine Puff

Swinging Away

A small girl enjoys the swing as her teddy bear lies on the grass.

just me

Swinging Away

Ready to Flow

The woman in this picture looks stunning as she poses before the water.

the mermaid

Ready to Flow

Railway Magic

Old style steam engines look charming in this black and white picture.

the signalman

Railway Magic

Reflections

See how the two men are reflected on the shiny floor in this picture.

men in black

Reflections

Waiting

A lonely figure waits on a huge empty platform.

solitude

Waiting

Stars on the Bridge

The bridge lights look dazzling in this black and white picture.

city lights

Stars on the Bridge

Two Dogs

Two dogs look straight up at you in this beautiful picture.

lives on hold

Two Dogs

Tough Sports

These sportsmen are caught on camera as they try to tackle each other.

animal instincts

Tough Sports

Raising a Splash

Beautiful white horses make a huge splash as they race forward.

thundering hooves

Raising a Splash

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