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.
Lightning flashes and an open road running into the horizon make an amazing picture.
A father holds his daughter in this busy street scene.
Up, Close, and Personal
The folds of skin on a dog’s face look beautiful in a close-up shot.
Boy at Work
You can see a boy at work in this picture.
The Royal Mane
In black and white, the mane of the lion looks gorgeous and fearful.
Light in a Tunnel
You can see how the curves of the tunnel look beautifully lit in this black and white photo.
The soft wool of the flock of sheep looks lovely in this picture.
Music to Fly
You can get the lonely feel of this boy playing a violin as birds fly nearby.
This picture of a lake with a huge moon overhead keeps you enchanted.
The swan as it swims make a pretty picture in black and white.
This man, shot in profile, makes a very powerful portrait.
Dance in Love
A classy picture of a couple dancing, this will stir your heart with thoughts of love.
You can see how this vintage wonder looks classy in black and white.
See how this flower and bee picture is so different from the usual colored ones.
Who Lights the Way?
In this picture, an old man’s lamp casts a glow while mysterious mountains make up the background.
You see the play of street light ont the cobbled street in this picture.
The lonely mill standing in a vast rocky landscape may make you feel slightly sad.
If you love landscapes you will enjoy this picture of a snowy road with tall trees.
A Cycle Stands
See how this cycle stands on its own during a snow shower in the street.
Black and white stripes of zebras look stunning in this picture.
House in the Snow
You can see a small house as snow falls in this picture.
The huge skylight in this picture of the building casts a really strange light below.
With the Moon for Company
This old woman has the moon for company as she walks on an empty street.
This black sheep automatically stands out from the white ones behind.
Perched on Top
The houses perched on top of these rocks look picture-perfect.
As you see, the snowy mountain casts a reflection almost like glass on the water.
Sad Lady in Black
This woman sits sadly in black amidst lines of gravestones.
You see a group of three figures walking amidst tall trees in this picture.
Magic Old Car
Shot from the front in black and white, this old car looks quite magical.
Birds on the Beach
You see a boy in front and other figures on the beach as birds fly all around.
Graceful on the Water
In this picture the ship looks so graceful as it is reflected on the water.
Which is the Shadow?
As the black and white cats pass by, you cannot tell the shadow, which the real cat.
This beautiful winding bridge looks classy in black and white.
You can see this tree standing tall and lonely as the clouds rush overhead.
The castle in the distance in this picture looks straight out of a fairytale.
The smoke from the engine makes things mysteriously hidden in this railway station picture.
A small girl enjoys the swing as her teddy bear lies on the grass.
Ready to Flow
The woman in this picture looks stunning as she poses before the water.
Old style steam engines look charming in this black and white picture.
See how the two men are reflected on the shiny floor in this picture.
A lonely figure waits on a huge empty platform.
Stars on the Bridge
The bridge lights look dazzling in this black and white picture.
Two dogs look straight up at you in this beautiful picture.
These sportsmen are caught on camera as they try to tackle each other.
Raising a Splash
Beautiful white horses make a huge splash as they race forward.