We've covered over and over again how powerful black and white photography can be, and how many still view it as the most pure form of photography. What happens when you combine black and white photography with the earths most abundant, emotional and powerful resources? Stunning seacapes that are simply breathtaking, eerie, and moving all at the same time.
A good number of these photos were captured on long exposures, and having the ocean change on a near minute by minute basis, it's possible to capture great photographs nearly any time of day or night, with or without clouds, clear days or in haze. The ocean is a mystical, calming and amazing part of our world, and these photos showcase just how eerie it can also be too.
I live by the sea with lots of interesting nooks and crannys
Guess were i’m going today
When you are trying to sell your photos online – do you find that black and white sell better? These are beautiful and taking black and whites usually needs a different kind of eye for landscapes. Just wondering if you agree that buyers respond differently. Thanks!
Great selection there which reminds me to work more in B&W.
these are so beautiful, I especially love the one by Xavier Luque.
There’s something for everyone here. Some photojournalism (which I love) some simple compositions (which I love) and some way over the top heavily processed skies ( which aren’t my cup of tea). My blog, http://www.northumberland360.com features seascapes nearly every day but I never tire of looking at the sea on all her moods.
Some great shots there but also a few that I don’t think should have been included. It isn’t that difficult to get the horizon straight…
I am going to have to do more B&W. It really is striking. I might even give it a try when painting.
I’m fortunate enough to live only 5 minutes from the beach. I’m there at least once a week taking pictures.
I am blown away with these images, they really are magical.
Would they be taken with the digital camera set on black and white or would they be taken as colour then edited to B & W.
I must find some tutorials on taking B & W images. Does anyone know of any?
These photos are great. Where can one find the EXIF data? I want to learn!