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.
#1 – The Human @Alberto Guglielmi
#2 – Marino @George Ujvary
#3 – Dark Descent, Niagara Falls @Barry Steven Greff
#4 – Dramatic Water in Iceland @Michel Rakjovic
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.
#5 – Water Lily @Jerry Freedner
#6 – The Clevedon Pier, England @Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography
The pier looks peaceful against the glassy waters below in this photo by Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography.
#7 – Kilchurn Castle Loch Awe, Scotland @Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography
#8 – Leeds Castle @Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography
Another Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography masterpiece, the reflection of this English castle in the lake looks stunning in black and white.
#9 – Atlantic Ocean Waves @Art Black and White Photos
Lack of color give these waves even more ominous power. This stunning photograph by Art Black and White Photos can be purchased on ImageKind.
#10 – Boys in Whitstable Town, England @Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography
Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography shows again the power of black and white; it can give any photo a nostalgic look and feel.
#11 – Watching You @Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography
#12 – Among the Stars @Svetlana Peric
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.
#13 – Tire on Broken Dock @Lance Ramoth
Lance Ramoth perfectly captures the contrast between an old tire hanging on a broken down dock and the beauty of the glassy lake.
#14 – Low Water CaveVaughn’s Photo Art
This waterfall appears magical when viewed from under the cave in this photo from Vaughn’s Photo Art.
#15 – Water Drops @Marciocvital
#16 – Black and White Drops @I need these baskets back
Water drops captured in mid-air looks amazing in black and white.
#17 – Water Volcano @Marcus Björkman
This amazing photo from Marcus Björkman shows just how stunning fast photography can be in black and white.
#18 – Pool Water @Ruth E Hendricks
In black and white, the cascading water in this photo taken by Ruth E Hendricks is brilliantly captivating.
#19 – Man Flipping in Water @Shazeen Samad
Shazeen Samad shows how wonderfully water droplets stand out when the color is removed from a photo.
#20 – Acqua @Luciphoto
#21 – Water Beast @Kevin Stevens
This photo by Kevin Stevens makes the mansion appear frail against the huge breaking waves.
#22 – Wet Corridor @Rui Palha
This photo by Rui Palha perfectly captures the wonder of water cascading over a wooden walkway.
Editor’s note: This post is written by Tara Hornor for Hongkiat.com. 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.