Showcase of Water Photography in Black and White

Most photographers seem to enjoy at least dabbling in black and white photography, and for many black and white photography seems to be a favorite method for photos. Maybe this is for stripping away the color shows subjects in their raw form. In black and white, it seems that we can peer into the very essence of a moment, truly seeing it through the eyes of the photographer.

Water in black and white almost seems to add a new element to a photo; it can trick the eyes and appear to be a completely different objects altogether. Below are few incredible black and white photos of water in rare form. Take a look and prepare to be inspired enough to try a hand at your own black and white photography.

The Human. (Image Source: Alberto Guglielmi)

the human

Marino. (Image Source: George Ujvary)


Dark Descent, Niagara Falls. (Image Source: Barry Steven Greff)

dark descent, niagra falls

Dramatic Water in Iceland. Michel Rakjovic certainly knows how to capture Iceland’s moving water in black and white. This rushing water appears almost like frothy clouds in a fictional landscape. (Image Source: Michel Rakjovic)

dramatic water

Water Lily. (Image Source: Jerry Freedner)

water lily

The Clevedon Pier, England. The pier looks peaceful against the glassy waters below in this photo by Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography. (Image Source: Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography)

the clevedon pier

Kilchurn Castle Loch Awe, Scotland. (Image Source: Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography)

kilchun castle loch awe

Leeds Castle. Another Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography masterpiece, the reflection of this English castle in the lake looks stunning in black and white. (Image Source: Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography)

leeds castle

Atlantic Ocean Waves. Lack of color give these waves even more ominous power. This stunning photograph by Art Black and White Photos can be purchased on ImageKind. (Image Source: Art Black and White Photos)

atlantic ocean

Boys in Whitstable Town, England. Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography shows again the power of black and white; it can give any photo a nostalgic look and feel. (Image Source: Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography)

boys in whitstable

Watching You. (Image Source: Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography)

watching you

Among the Stars. In black and white, the sun reflecting off of the water almost makes the swan appear as if it is floating among the stars. This gorgeous photo is taken from Svetlana Peric. (Image Source: Svetlana Peric)

among the stars

Tire on Broken Dock. Lance Ramoth perfectly captures the contrast between an old tire hanging on a broken down dock and the beauty of the glassy lake. (Image Source: Lance Ramoth)

tire on broken dock

Low Water Cave. This waterfall appears magical when viewed from under the cave in this photo from Vaughn’s Photo Art. (Image Source: Vaughn’s Photo Art)

low water cave

Water Drops. (Image Source: Marciocvital)

water drops

Black and White Drops. Water drops captured in mid-air looks amazing in black and white. (Image Source: I need these baskets back)

black and white drops

Water Volcano. This amazing photo from Marcus Björkman shows just how stunning fast photography can be in black and white. (Image Source: Marcus Björkman)

water volcano

Pool Water. In black and white, the cascading water in this photo taken by Ruth E Hendricks is brilliantly captivating. (Image Source: Ruth E Hendricks)

pool water

Man Flipping in Water. Shazeen Samad shows how wonderfully water droplets stand out when the color is removed from a photo. (Image Source: Shazeen Samad)

man flipping

Acqua. (Image Source: Luciphoto)


Water Beast. This photo by Kevin Stevens makes the mansion appear frail against the huge breaking waves. (Image Source: Kevin Stevens)

water beast

Wet Corridor. This photo by Rui Palha perfectly captures the wonder of water cascading over a wooden walkway. (Image Source: Rui Palha)

wet corridor

Editor’s note: This post is written by Tara Hornor for Tara has a degree in English and writes about marketing, advertising, branding, graphic design, and desktop publishing. In addition to her writing career, Tara also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

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