Thank you to all the photographers that participated in the Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest, sharing their best black and white photos. Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and a special round of applause for the Grand Jury Winner who wins an iPad Mini.

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Ibarionex Perello for his collaboration as a guest judge. Ibarionex Perello is a photographer, writer, educator and the host of The Candid Frame photography podcast. He has over twenty years of experience in the photographic industry and his photographs and articles have appeared in Digital Photo Pro, Rangefinder, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photographer and Scott Kelby's Light It magazines.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "Natures Light Show" by melaniecollie

Natures Light Show by melaniecollie - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"I really like how this photographer uses a limited tonal palette to produce a great black and white image. Usually, I’m seeing a full gradation from the light to work, varying tones of gray through the frame. This photographer chooses to work with less and manages to still produce a stunning black and white photograph." - Ibarionex Perello

Congratulations Honorary Mention "Branching Out" by TomDrysdale

Branching Out by TomDrysdale - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"I like how the photographer uses negative space here and especially the middle grays that area up. Usually a black and white photographs are focused so much on the extreme ends of the tonal range, but here the more neutral grays helps to serve as a strong counter point to the darker and lighter elements in the shot. I also like the interplay between the foreground and background elements in the frame that’s created as a result of the effective use of negative space." - Ibarionex Perello

Congratulations Runner up "Palouse Falls" by janrider

"This is a wonderful composition, which uses the graphic lines of the scene just as effectively as the tonality to help guide the eye throughout the frame. I like how the photographer carefully rendered the b&w treatment in the image and even retained a bright counterpoint in the far right to balance that of the waterfall on the left. Lovely shot." - Ibarionex Perello

Congratulations People's Choice "Valentine E." by thierryvouillamoz

Valentine E. by thierryvouillamoz - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Corrogin Summer Storm Structure " by jordancantelo

Corrogin Summer Storm Structure  by jordancantelo - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"The Wave" by anthonyryan

The Wave by anthonyryan - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Meet Freddy Krueger..." by marekrajchert

Meet Freddy Krueger... by marekrajchert - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Spiral Staircase" by jacobslbchong

Spiral Staircase by jacobslbchong - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"The King" by HamishMitchell

"Mirror of the sky" by aidagri

Mirror of the sky by aidagri - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Emerging from the Fog" by cyberray50

Emerging from the Fog by Ray_Laurence - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Llyn Padarn Tree" by SteveCheetham

Llyn Padarn Tree by SteveCheetham - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Towards Strength" by burntoshine

Towards Strength by gregmetrophotography - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Ducks" by bradnel

Ducks by bradnel - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Aberdeen beach" by ireid195

Aberdeen beach by ireid195 - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"1940 Ford" by dynastesgranti

1940 Ford by dynastesgranti - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"into the abyss" by elecfoto

into the abyss by elecfoto - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Apocalypto" by bluetorus

Apocalypto by TrueNorthImages - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Admiral Von Tromp" by petergreig

Admiral Von Tromp by petergreig - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Claartje (0803)" by StudioTjeerd

Claartje (0803) by StudioTjeerd - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Street Portrait" by vascotrancoso

Street Portrait by vascotrancoso - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Staring at the sun" by johnfrostbiteslettjord

Staring at the sun by johnfrostbiteslettjord - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Teaching Time To Dance (B&W)" by kylere

Teaching Time To Dance (B&W) by kylere - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Bay Bridge" by Forrest_Brown

Bay Bridge by Forrest_Brown - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Makai " by shodwilliams

Makai  by shodwilliams - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Wolf Portrait in B&W" by JimCumming

Wolf Portrait in B&W by JimCumming - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"persian leopard" by pixelmac

persian leopard by pixelmac - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Night at the Station" by DreamingOfSteam

Night at the Station by StevenReidPhotography - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Stanley" by sianelizabethrobertson

Stanley by sianelizabethrobertson - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Shan" by PaulHenryStudios

Shan by PaulHenryStudios - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"The jetty into the darkness" by Mick-Kupresanin

The jetty into the darkness by Mick-Kupresanin - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Black and white feather" by LeanneMWilliams

Black and white feather by LeanneMWilliams - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"The Final Sail " by meaganvblazier

The Final Sail  by meaganvblazier - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Silver Surfer" by thurstonphoto

Silver Surfer by thurstonphoto - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"B&W Truck" by gsim

B&W Truck by gsim - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"waterfall portrait" by ovi_craciun

waterfall portrait by ovi_craciun - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Shadow" by Soulkey

Shadow by Soulkey - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"After the mud bath" by JADUPONT

After the mud bath by JADUPONT - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Stone Age Submarine" by stian

Stone Age Submarine by stian - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Elephant in the Dust in Amboseli" by pattebrownell

Elephant in the Dust in Amboseli by pattebrownell - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Storm Breaks" by daveterp

Storm Breaks by daveterp - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Malagawatch Church - 1874" by mclime

Malagawatch Church - 1874 by mclime - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"DSC_0103-3" by miguelgrandes

DSC_0103-3 by miguelgrandes - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"POINT REYES SHIPWRECK (B&W)" by Canonfire

POINT REYES SHIPWRECK (B&W) by Canonfire - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Morning Light" by Hanger18

"Charging cows." by kevcook

Charging cows. by kevcook - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Conciergie in Black and White" by beckykempf

Conciergerie in Black and White by beckykempf - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Friend" by Dutchy

Friend by ImagesByLouisa - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Contrast" by scottmccook

Contrast by scottmccook - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"0077-La Defense N&B-1" by bertrandchombart

0077-La Defense N&B-1 by bertrandchombart - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"MM-12-Edit" by mohammadmirza

The Twisted Tower by mohammadmirza - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Architecture is the alpha principle of all arts." by emil

Architecture is the alpha principle of all arts. by emil - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Broken" by ianrobins

Broken by ianrobins - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Standing guard" by bryanhlagi

Standing guard by bryanhlagi - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Church of Our Lady" by Davehook

Church of Our Lady by Davehook - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Checkmate !!!" by Chris_Photoshooter

Checkmate !!! by Chris_Photoshooter - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Black Ink" by joshcaudwell

Black Ink by joshcaudwell - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Wedding photographer in Lake Como and Lake District, Italy." by alessandroavenali

Wedding in Santo Stefano di Sessanio and Rocca Calascio (Central Italy). by alessandroavenali - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Dieter" by williamgeisler

Dieter by williamgeisler - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"Icy wind" by iriswaanders

Icy wind by iriswaanders - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest

"playin the blues" by Kcable

playin the blues by Kcable - Black And White Wow Factor Photo Contest