A few pictures, not so many words.

London in Black and White

There is this fascination. Some people might think Black and White is just boring and for old pictures. However, there is a refreshing amount of people who push themselves to compose and construct shots which are stunning even though, they do not contain a single color other than black, white and the vast amount of grey inbetween.

For me, some pictures don’t work in color and it is the job of the photographer to find them. In addition, simply converting a color image into Black and White won’t do the trick. And moreover, with the colors gone, viewer tend to catch flaws in composition faster.

I love challenges.

Tell me what you think about the images of London. Shot at different times of day and night.


37 responses

  1. Stunning series! My favorite shots are the Angel of Justice, the subway escalator and side alley. Thanx for sharing!

    28/06/2013 at 17:21

  2. Reblogged this on digger666.

    28/06/2013 at 17:32

  3. photos by erica h

    I find that B&W helps to minimize distractions in photos, allowing the subject to really shine. Some very nice photos you have here. Thanks for sharing.

    28/06/2013 at 17:53

    • Agree with you. Thank you for your comment πŸ™‚

      28/06/2013 at 18:30

  4. A lovely series of images. πŸ™‚

    28/06/2013 at 18:22

  5. The black and white seems to add a crispness to them. The images are of many places I’ve seen in real life – through your lens they are fascinating all over again.

    28/06/2013 at 19:28

    • It encourages to look more on what is actually in the frame, I think. Thank you so much for your comment. I’m glad, you enjoyed the pictures πŸ™‚

      28/06/2013 at 20:45

  6. Reblogged this on The Way of an Engineer and commented:
    These are absolutley stunning. WAY better than my amateur photography (which I should probably post sometime, so you people can see it). πŸ™‚

    28/06/2013 at 21:26

  7. Beautiful collection!

    28/06/2013 at 22:38

  8. Great series!

    28/06/2013 at 22:46

  9. The photos are great! Makes me really want to visit London’s landmarks and much MORE

    29/06/2013 at 00:12

    • Thank you! I’m glad you liked it so much πŸ™‚

      29/06/2013 at 13:00

  10. Great photos! I love Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament!

    29/06/2013 at 01:00

  11. Beautiful! I think there are many times with the simplicity of black and white really brings out the beauty of a photo. Well done – you have some great shots here! I’m sharing it to my photography FB page!

    29/06/2013 at 01:17

    • Thank you so much. Yes, indeed. some subjects are presented better in a more simplistic way. Cheers!

      29/06/2013 at 12:55

  12. Ron Scubadiver

    Great Set.

    29/06/2013 at 14:29

  13. i am a fan of B and W photography! love your photos! they feel me with an air of nostalgia even though i have never been to London.:-)

    29/06/2013 at 16:44

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Hellen πŸ™‚ It is my way of preserving this feeling, too. A kind of motivation to get back to this city sooner than later.

      30/06/2013 at 00:24

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  15. A great photographic document of your travels, Andreas (as pointed out to me by Richard of CK Ponderings). I think monochrome speaks volumes too.

    29/06/2013 at 20:40

    • Thank you, Mike. This goes both ways, actually. I enjoyed your series, too! A wonderful example of what WordPress is capable of by bringing people and their art together πŸ™‚ Cheers!

      30/06/2013 at 00:20

  16. Excellent series. And it’s true — it’s not enough to simply convert from color; you have to be conscious of what you’re doing when shooting b&w.

    30/06/2013 at 05:15

    • Thank you for your compliment πŸ™‚ Paying attention while shooting and also after that. I can not shake the feeling that black and white is more difficult to chose the right contrast between darker and brighter areas. The right level of exposure. But on the other hand, there are some shots, where some sensor noise adds to the overall feeling quite nicely.

      01/07/2013 at 22:20

  17. Hello, I saw you liked one of my posts recently. Thank you! I was looking at your black and white photos of London and they are beautiful!

    30/06/2013 at 19:00

  18. ioana4

    It has this documentary feel to it, in a way. Didn’t think of shooting London like this before, it’s all about the red buses and the pretty lights, but your idea is great!

    01/07/2013 at 13:42

    • I have done the red busses and the lights, too. I will publish them some time in the future. Thank you so much for your comment πŸ™‚

      01/07/2013 at 22:22

      • ioana4

        you’re welcome!

        02/07/2013 at 18:11

  19. Wow! Excelent photos.

    02/07/2013 at 17:57

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