Yes, A Black and White Sunset Can Be Beautiful!

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© James Wiley
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From my 'Chiaroscuro' collection.
In my 'Architecture and scenic' Collection.

45 responses

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    Awesome B&W!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    It can, indeed. A beauty. Where was this taken, James?

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    I agree! It is very beautiful, James!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (6 Feb 2013):

    Superb, James! Had no doubts!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    Wow, this is just masterful. A beauty and the B & W is perfection. Yes, INDEED!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    With you behind the camera, there's never a doubt!! Beautiful, indeed!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Feb 2013):


  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (6 Feb 2013):


  • James Wiley

    James Wiley said (6 Feb 2013):

    Ted, this was shot in Manitoba around 1978,79. I used Tri-X at 1600 for contrast (don't care abouy grain, in fact, love it). Developed in Ultra Black developer and printed with a grade 5 contrast filter. Pretty much a straight print, not much dodging or burning as I recall.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    The rays are beauiful even with the absence of color and the clouds that are rimmed with light...

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    Glorious sight and photo!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    It sure can and sure is !!!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    Cool find! Art is everywhere.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    Fantastic B&W, it is absolutely beautiful!!!

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (6 Feb 2013):

    Wow. A lovely surprise.

  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    Yes it can - and it is! Lovely!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    like the end of the world or the beginning of a new one

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (6 Feb 2013):

    Spectacular. Love the way the light falls on the clouds and the land.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (6 Feb 2013):

    Excellent shot!!! In the B&W the cloud edges are more defined by the sun rays.

  • elle

    elle gave props (7 Feb 2013):

    Really is beautiful James

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (7 Feb 2013):

    Powerful image!

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (7 Feb 2013):

    indeed very beautiful

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (7 Feb 2013):

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture. well spotted and captured

  • chuck vona

    chuck vona   gave props (7 Feb 2013):


  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (7 Feb 2013):

    Stunning well done

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (7 Feb 2013):

    Great vision

  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (8 Feb 2013):


  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (8 Feb 2013):

    great contrast! nice!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (8 Feb 2013):

    Well of course a B/W sunset can be stunning....this is absolutely proof positive!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (8 Feb 2013):

    A very striking sunset image! Love those rays.. this is outstanding and very beautiful!

  • Jeff Johannsen

    Jeff Johannsen said (9 Feb 2013):

    amazing light and darkness, beautiful

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    Brilliant!! :-)

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    and it is stunning !!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    so powerful in B & W! super shot.

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    Missing colors but are perceived, beautiful and effective.

  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    Beautiful indeed !

  • rajani m

    rajani m said (13 Feb 2013):

    its so beautiful..:)

  • Dirk Fuhrmann

    Dirk Fuhrmann (Deleted) gave props (18 Feb 2013):

    Wow, a very nice sunset!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (20 Feb 2013):

    Great photo in B&W!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (21 Feb 2013):

    amazing james!!

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (24 Feb 2013):

    Very beautiful.

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (25 Feb 2013):


  • Rob Hansen

    Rob Hansen gave props (28 Feb 2013):

    cool, I'm going to give it a whirl

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (8 Mar 2013):

    Fantastic light and contrast! Stunning in black and white!

  • Santiago Romero

    Santiago Romero gave props (16 Apr 2013):

    Never saw such a beautiful sunset in B&W!!

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