Black-and-white, often abbreviated B/W or B&W, is a term referring to a number of monochrome forms in visual arts. Black-and-white images are not usually starkly contrasted black and white. They combine black and white in a continuum producing a range of shades of gray. Further, many prints, especially those produced earlier in the development of photography, were in sepia (mainly for archival stability), which yielded richer, more subtle shading than reproductions in plain black-and-white. Color photography provides a much greater range of shade, but part of the appeal of black and white photography is its more subdued monochromatic character.

Monochrome Falls

Monochrome Falls

1929 JD

1929 JD

Steve Riley 2016

Steve Riley 2016

Rustic Falls HDR

Rustic Falls HDR

Sol Duc Monochrome

Sol Duc Monochrome

Perished

Perished

AV-8A Harrier Jump Jet B&W

AV-8A Harrier Jump Jet B&W

Mountain Monochrome

Mountain Monochrome

Monochrome Mt Hood

Monochrome Mt Hood

Deception Pass Bridge

"Deception Pass". landscape, bridge, "Pacific Northwest", Washington,

Grayscale

Grayscale

Swish Creek 2

Swish Creek 2

Blind Bay

Blind Bay

Clear Lake Mist

Clear Lake Mist

Monolith

Monolith

Shipwreck

Shipwreck

59 Chevy Apache

59 Chevy Apache

56 Pontiac B

56 Pontiac B

56 Pontiac 870 Wagon

56 Pontiac 870 Wagon

Not so long ago

Not so long ago