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Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been running ‘Landscapes’ challenges to celebrate the launch of our new Landscape Photography eBook – this week we’re going to continue that by nominating ‘Black and White Landscapes’ as the theme for your challenge.

Black & White

Once again – there’s a section on black and white landscapes in the eBook (see the screen shot of the first page of the section below) but whether you’ve read it or not – we think it’s a fun challenge because many photographers don’t think to take landscapes with out colour – to their own detriment.

Screen Shot 2013 08 02 at 8 47 20 PM

Don’t believe us – check out these 27 great Black and White Landscapes for some inspiration.

So grab your camera and head out and shoot some landscapes in black and white. If you’re not able to get out – how about finding an older landscape to convert?

Once you’ve taken your ‘Black and White Landscape’ photos upload your best ones to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSBWLANDSCAPES to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Leading Lines challenge – there were some great shots submitted.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • Christian September 10, 2013 12:16 am

    love black and white photography

  • blueb3ll August 26, 2013 07:33 pm

    Kalmar Castle, Sweden

    http://500px.com/photo/44275294

  • grandpachip August 23, 2013 07:55 am

  • kamal prajapati August 19, 2013 04:09 pm

    Pashupathi Gaurighat (kathamandu Nepal)

  • Philippe August 19, 2013 03:57 am

    here's my contribution:
    http://flic.kr/p/8Ex62x

  • Jamie Shapiro August 18, 2013 04:37 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/57385634@N08/9399893466/

  • chrisvb August 18, 2013 05:15 am

  • Laurie Larson August 16, 2013 02:42 am

    http://www.viewbug.com/photo/3556829

  • Jim Finnegan August 15, 2013 01:41 pm

    Lafayette Park Black and White
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfinn2009/9514930754/

  • Ashley Cox August 15, 2013 07:46 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashley_uk/9481810110/' title='Boulter's Weir' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/9481810110_c14274c125.jpg']

  • Samantha Klein August 15, 2013 07:01 am

    Sunwood Lake[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/99875568@N03/9504098756/' title='The Lake' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7397/9504098756_7cde4d29c3.jpg']

  • Stoyan Mishkovski August 14, 2013 09:14 am

    Magdalen Islands

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mishkovski/8944343358/

  • Ashley August 14, 2013 07:44 am

    A local weir cropped but otherwise straight out of the camera JPEG

  • Casey Croft August 14, 2013 04:43 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/taz911/9362252962/

  • chikon August 13, 2013 06:10 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/leprekon/9438202656/

  • Daniele August 13, 2013 04:27 pm

    Here the direct link:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielelembo/8196323943/

  • Daniele August 13, 2013 04:26 pm

    I hope you like it:

  • Steve Borsuk August 13, 2013 04:19 pm

    Amazing....pictures. Such inspirational Blog towards Photography.
    Steve Borsuk

  • Neil Looby August 13, 2013 01:11 pm

    Not sure if my last posted right...

    Just produced this one, first time out with HDR as well. :)

    Canon T2i, 10mm f/8 ISO100 1/160

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/TheStrider/IMG_1902_3_4_tonemappedBampW_zps825d63ec.jpg

  • Ron Morgan August 13, 2013 11:39 am

    canon in Battery park in Burlington, VT from the war of 1812

  • Joe Szalay August 13, 2013 11:14 am

    Morning in Jasper National Park

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeszalay/4889289984/

  • Amir Hafidz August 13, 2013 08:23 am

    Always been a fan of bw photography. A sample of mine here.
    http://instagram.com/p/c7gDpdrkV8/

  • James Jackson August 13, 2013 03:10 am

    Here is one I took in Yosemite:

    http://500px.com/photo/27540263

  • James Jackson August 13, 2013 03:09 am

    Here are some ocean scenes I took recently:

    http://500px.com/photo/42968734
    http://500px.com/photo/42968732

  • Steve Coyle August 13, 2013 02:19 am

    Here's my Ansel Adams attempt at Grand Teton National Park.

    http://www.stevecoylephotography.com/National-Parks/Grand-Teton/i-GrZs5kz/0/X3/20130620-_DSC0902-Edit-X3.jpg

  • Shea Mask August 12, 2013 11:50 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/89211849@N08/9275089876/

  • Shea Mask August 12, 2013 11:48 pm

  • Phil D. Malmstrom August 12, 2013 11:17 pm

    Here's one of Port Mahon, Delaware at sunrise : http://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_malmstrom/9109264748/

    And one of a local abandoned tower : http://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_malmstrom/9489738720/

  • Steve Borsuk August 12, 2013 04:39 pm

    Photogarphy is my Passion... Steve Borsuk

  • Richard August 12, 2013 01:43 pm

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/625615_10152689726855023_1591180709_n.jpg

  • James Jackson August 12, 2013 09:26 am

    And another one I took in Yosemite:

    http://500px.com/photo/27540263

  • James Jackson August 12, 2013 09:22 am

    Here are two I took up in the Pacific Northwest
    http://500px.com/photo/42968734
    http://500px.com/photo/42968732

  • tony mischel August 12, 2013 05:18 am

    [eimg url='https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-oLZYEGLnSis/UW7sNaG_4II/AAAAAAAAFSU/Zs81SkwyxPc/w1000-h667-no/California+2013+04+09+004.jpg' title='California+2013+04+09+004.jpg']

    Joshua Tree National Park

  • Terry Kurtz August 12, 2013 02:53 am

    Graveyard at Scone Palace in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland.

    [eimg url='https://plus.google.com/photos/105594871916743528284/albums/5909102155258064033/5909103569220867186?hl=en-US&pid=5909103569220867186&oid=105594871916743528284' title='5909103569220867186?hl=en-US&pid=5909103569220867186&oid=105594871916743528284']

  • Valentin Valere August 12, 2013 01:41 am

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/9485037335_9ef68de5a0.jpg' title='9485037335_9ef68de5a0.jpg']

  • Valentin Valere August 12, 2013 01:39 am

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/9485037335_9ef68de5a0_c.jpg' title='9485037335_9ef68de5a0_c.jpg']

  • ELCMJ- August 12, 2013 01:01 am

    Cinque Terre, Italy

    http://whatsinanikon.blogspot.be/2013/08/nature-always-wins.html

  • Nirmal Giri August 11, 2013 09:31 pm

    http://www.viewbug.com/photo/4114472

  • Vincent August 11, 2013 06:05 pm

    I love b&w landscapes!

    Here is one of mine taken in Iceland:

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8135/9008147967_31a60da4f2.jpg' title='9008147967_31a60da4f2.jpg']

  • Tim August 11, 2013 05:23 pm

    Death Valley rock formation

    http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/1791820/

  • Sushma Masarangi August 11, 2013 05:16 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=516420298410053&set=a.516419901743426.1073741826.308101472575271&type=3&theater

  • Anna P. August 11, 2013 05:07 pm

    [eimg url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3783/9485065594_35200895e1.jpg' title='9485065594_35200895e1.jpg']

  • Soose August 11, 2013 04:35 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/93593051@N03/9347127631/' title='Hellooo, is anybody home?' url='http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2805/9347127631_f813a2314d.jpg']

  • Soose August 11, 2013 04:33 pm

    Hellooo, is anybody home? Cold Bay,Alaska

  • Russell Gonsalves August 11, 2013 03:37 pm

    Just trees and a bit of light.

    http://500px.com/photo/42889000

  • Robert Alamo August 11, 2013 02:27 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ralamo/6396690511/' title='Winter Glare' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6396690511_2910f81566.jpg']

  • Robert Alamo August 11, 2013 01:24 pm

  • Jane Kuo August 11, 2013 11:07 am

    Here is my contribution to the black and white challenge.

    [eimg url='https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-oBy8zUwTG8g/UgVh2f_2mhI/AAAAAAAABGs/gqvwZyIPifc/w627-h418-no/IMG_2810.JPG' title='IMG_2810.JPG']

  • Jane Kuo August 11, 2013 11:06 am

    Here is my contribution to the black and white challenge.

  • msal August 11, 2013 09:41 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/msalo/8508613138/' title='Hive' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8246/8508613138_2083a9673b.jpg']

  • msal August 11, 2013 09:41 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/msalo/8508613786/' title='Beyond the Wall' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8087/8508613786_ed9e0acf5f.jpg']

  • Kelley August 11, 2013 09:25 am

    Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment in Washington

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelleypiersonphotography/9121869933/

  • John C Hansen August 11, 2013 09:13 am

    I notice that many landscapes seem to require mountains or water as a key element. I see the texture of the wheat field as rare among the 27 example photos. And, there are a few that rely on the "atmosphere" to deliver their impact.

    Perhaps you might make the challenge tougher in the next round of landscapes by narrowing the focus to flat land or atmosphere as a departure from mountains, hills, and water.

  • devin dunatov August 11, 2013 06:32 am

    One more from Antelope Canyon

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddunatov/9438777166/

  • Sandeep Dey August 11, 2013 05:03 am

    Mountain Road enroute to Mt Baker. http://500px.com/photo/41881870

  • Sandeep Dey August 11, 2013 05:01 am

    Mountain Road en route to Mt Baker , WA.

  • Soose Edwards August 11, 2013 04:43 am

    Very remote Cold Bay, Alaska.

  • Paul August 11, 2013 04:05 am

    John F. Burke Nature Preserve. Small lake is nearly dry, was full when I was last here a couple months ago.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/svgnibli/9478322083/sizes/z/

  • tony mischel August 11, 2013 03:50 am

    Dead joshua tree, Joshua Tree National Park[eimg url='https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-oLZYEGLnSis/UW7sNaG_4II/AAAAAAAAFSU/Zs81SkwyxPc/w1000-h667-no/California+2013+04+09+004.jpg' title='California+2013+04+09+004.jpg']

  • Sean Sullivan August 11, 2013 03:17 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/sean-sulllivan/9478173333/' title='Square-2' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5468/9478173333_4a3223d459.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/sean-sulllivan/9480965926/' title='Square-1' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5536/9480965926_541379a2fb.jpg']

  • Jeff Manghera August 11, 2013 02:46 am

    https://plus.google.com/photos/107154326075779927074/albums/5502341512550825969/5556904442189722354?banner=pwa&pid=5556904442189722354&oid=107154326075779927074

  • Traian Victor August 11, 2013 02:16 am

    Carpathians
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93528882@N00/8781489126/

  • Traian Victor August 11, 2013 02:14 am

    Carpathians
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/93528882@N00/8781489126/' title='_DSC7772-Edit' url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/8781489126_4fb5e0e058.jpg']

  • traianvh August 11, 2013 02:07 am

    [eimg url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/8781489126_4fb5e0e058.jpg' title='8781489126_4fb5e0e058.jpg']

  • traianvh August 11, 2013 02:06 am

    [eimg url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/8781489126_4fb5e0e058_z.jpg' title='8781489126_4fb5e0e058_z.jpg']

  • traianvh August 11, 2013 01:52 am

    [eimg url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/8781489126_4fb5e0e058_b.jpg' title='8781489126_4fb5e0e058_b.jpg']

  • JWDevonshire August 11, 2013 01:29 am

    Waterfall

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/99341931@N08/9476620145/

  • Andrew Wagner August 11, 2013 01:26 am

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7348/8727697978_d595825272_z.jpg' title='8727697978_d595825272_z.jpg']
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahwagner_phography_and__designs/8727697978/

  • Jane Kuo August 11, 2013 01:22 am

    Here is my contribution to the black and white challenge.

    [eimg url='https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ahOr0RlSm6g/UgZWFa4NjqI/AAAAAAAABhY/tSSV8UVzg98/w627-h418-no/IMG_2810.JPG' title='IMG_2810.JPG']

  • JWDevonshire August 11, 2013 01:22 am

    Mountsberg Conservation Area

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/99341931@N08/9479431074/

  • Mike Garcia August 11, 2013 01:02 am

    Grand Tetons, Wyoming

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/istudiopix/9480068106/' title='Grand Tetons' url='http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2814/9480068106_ec2b9d4822.jpg']

  • Mike Garcia August 11, 2013 12:57 am

    This is photo of the Grand Tetons, Wyoming.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/istudiopix/9480068106/' title='Grand Tetons' url='http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2814/9480068106_ec2b9d4822.jpg']

  • raghavendra August 11, 2013 12:22 am

    The exterior view of temple in black and white

    http://raghavendra-mobilephotography.blogspot.in/2013/02/Exterior-view-of-temple-in-black-and-white.html

  • Hugh August 10, 2013 11:56 pm

    I hope this works; have been posting but nothing seems to show here.

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8507/8367757018_84b0bee1bf_b.jpg' title='8367757018_84b0bee1bf_b.jpg']

  • jmdigne August 10, 2013 11:46 pm

    memories from last vacation
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmdigne/9414772144/' title='Port du Pavé, Charron, Charente Maritime, France' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7307/9414772144_8e760f2a72.jpg']

  • NIck Sennett August 10, 2013 11:19 pm

  • Ankit August 10, 2013 10:44 pm

    http://www.pixoto.com/images/66189814

  • Barry Scully August 10, 2013 10:03 pm

    Black and white with a little vintage touch of this pier near Brisbane
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/9471938691/in/photostream

  • Ryan August 10, 2013 08:51 pm

    Yosemite Falls this April, being pushed by the wind.

    http://500px.com/photo/41355998

  • Michal August 10, 2013 08:21 pm

    here is one from my hole http://500px.com/photo/42815980

  • Ryan August 10, 2013 08:06 pm

    Yosemite Falls and Half Dome panoramic. Took it back in April when the falls were really going.
    http://500px.com/photo/42814892

  • Matt August 10, 2013 06:41 pm

    Montreal

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_battison/9058079026/in/set-72157627940410868/

    Chesterton Windmill

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_battison/8237169999/in/set-72157627940410868

  • Steve August 10, 2013 05:39 pm

    Sometimes adding back some spot colour works

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Dorset-and-Gloucestershire/G0000w4RxkTnMJVQ/I0000FH0hxd6f0p0/C0000KeBDGBBOd0E

  • Steve August 10, 2013 05:38 pm

    Sometimes black and white just feels right for an image

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Eastbourne/G0000cP6wr7zzUNQ/I00001NOLp5UC.HM/C00006idB3II8aC4

  • Rob August 10, 2013 05:03 pm

    Not sure it's working...trying again.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31552168@N05/9477777386/

  • Sam August 10, 2013 04:29 pm

    Rocks
    http://500px.com/photo/42804394

  • Chenthil August 10, 2013 04:14 pm

    [eimg url='http://24.media.tumblr.com/8aef2056ad04026db10193bdba97ac35/tumblr_mrax4fJy1J1s26ksko1_1280.jpg' title='tumblr_mrax4fJy1J1s26ksko1_1280.jpg']

  • Rob August 10, 2013 03:55 pm

    Mine.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31552168@N05/9477777386/

  • Devin Dunatov August 10, 2013 03:21 pm

    Here's an HDR image that I converted to b&w from my recent trip to Lake Powell.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddunatov/9436045845/

  • Devin Dunatov August 10, 2013 03:21 pm

    Here's an HDR image that I converted to b&w from my recent trip to Lake Powell.

  • Devin Dunatov August 10, 2013 03:19 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddunatov/9436045845/' title='' url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3704/9436045845_9324c91de1.jpg']

  • kelsey August 10, 2013 03:10 pm

    Bridge at duck creek utah

  • Shawn McBride August 10, 2013 03:06 pm

    [eimg url='http://www.shawnmcbride.com/wp-content/uploads/LR44-Drive-20130528-640x426.jpg' title='LR44-Drive-20130528-640x426.jpg']

  • JasonG August 10, 2013 02:46 pm

    Tetons.

  • Mike McBride August 10, 2013 12:21 pm

    Here is one I just shot last weekend of Looking Glass Falls in North Carolina

    http://mikemacphotos.tumblr.com/post/57698153145/looking-glass-falls-b-w

  • Lou August 10, 2013 12:02 pm

    Taken during a vacation in Mal Pais, Costa Rica.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yohablophotography/9338452016/

  • Lou August 10, 2013 12:01 pm

    Taken during a vacation in Mal Pais, Costa Rica.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/yohablophotography/9338452016/' title='' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7420/9338452016_f31f3ce715.jpg']

  • Rifky Manuel August 10, 2013 12:00 pm

    @RSatyana: Sea http://t.co/lJNWEBtlKt

  • Lou August 10, 2013 11:59 am

    Taken during a vacation in Mal Pais, Costa Rica

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/yohablophotography/9338452016/' title='' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7420/9338452016_f31f3ce715.jpg']

  • Kelley August 10, 2013 11:48 am

    Does a lighthouse qualify as landscape?

    [eimg url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3833/9121869933_84daa5df18.jpg' title='9121869933_84daa5df18.jpg']

  • ZaeemKhalid August 10, 2013 11:32 am

    Lovely

  • John Thomas August 10, 2013 11:30 am

    Here is a picture from last weekend taken in the Badlands

  • Jeff Zalkind August 10, 2013 10:01 am

    Oops. I think I messed up my last attempt at sharing my photo. let's see if this works better:

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffzfotos/9457231523/' title='ColoradoMountainsAugust13-1.jpg' url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/9457231523_96bfb76616.jpg']

  • Jeff Zalkind August 10, 2013 09:56 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffzfotos/9457231523/

  • Jeff Zalkind August 10, 2013 09:55 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffzfotos/9457231523/' title='ColoradoMountainsAugust13-1.jpg' url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/9457231523_96bfb76616.jpg']

  • Jeff E Jensen August 10, 2013 09:41 am

    Here's a couple of recent images:

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2013/06/alberta-in-black-white.html

  • Meghana August 10, 2013 08:53 am

    Hills

    http://flic.kr/p/frncnG

  • James Petruzzi August 10, 2013 08:29 am

    And one more, very similar to the example photo that leads off this article:
    "Ebb and Flow" (Ahihi Bay, Maui HI USA)
    http://www.myhawaiianimages.com/Portfolio/Monochrome/i-WD84dLb/A

  • James Petruzzi August 10, 2013 08:26 am

    "Shore Break" (Sugar Beach, Maui HI USA)
    http://www.myhawaiianimages.com/Portfolio/Monochrome/i-RPX9svj/A

  • FarzinPhoto August 10, 2013 07:56 am

    river, mountains and beautiful clouds...

    http://farzinphoto.com/archives/flowing-through/

  • Tom OConnor August 10, 2013 07:27 am

    Here's one of a playground on a hill:

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p1005155694/e3b1c7cc2

  • Blake Britton August 10, 2013 07:03 am

    [eimg url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/8914276022_10d2ba1409.jpg' title='8914276022_10d2ba1409.jpg']

  • Blake Britton August 10, 2013 07:02 am

    [eimg url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/8914276022_125975a5a8_k.jpg' title='8914276022_125975a5a8_k.jpg']


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