Moody Black and White Photography

Black and White

Moody, that’s a good word to define black and white, or monochrome, photography.

Monochrome photography is photography where each pixel position on an image can record and show a different amount of light but not a different hue. It includes all forms of black-and-white photography, which produce images containing shades of neutral grey ranging from black to white.

Monochrome photography can evoke a mood – from nostalgia to sadness to yearning, black and white pictures somehow convey emotion in a way that colour images simply can’t. Not everything is Black and White, but sometimes it can be just what is needed.

The renowned photographer Ansel Adams stated that he could get “a far greater sense of ‘color’ through a well-planned and executed black-and-white image than [he had] ever achieved with color photography”.

You can view my Moody Black and White work in the gallery below. Clicking on an image will enable you to see an enlarged version.

This link will take you to the next gallery category – Botanical Images.

sands of morecambe bay

Les Larmes D'un Oiseau (The Tears of a Bird)
Hi, I'm so glad that you like my photos. Please contact me first before using them. I am happy to licence them for no charge for voluntary sector groups and for a fee for commercial use. Contact information can be found here: