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

"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

"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

"Corrogin Summer Storm Structure " by jordancantelo

"The Wave" by anthonyryan

"Meet Freddy Krueger..." by marekrajchert

"Spiral Staircase" by jacobslbchong

"The King" by HamishMitchell

"Mirror of the sky" by aidagri

"Emerging from the Fog" by cyberray50

"Llyn Padarn Tree" by SteveCheetham

"Towards Strength" by burntoshine

"Ducks" by bradnel

"Aberdeen beach" by ireid195

"1940 Ford" by dynastesgranti

"into the abyss" by elecfoto

"Apocalypto" by bluetorus

"Admiral Von Tromp" by petergreig

"Claartje (0803)" by StudioTjeerd

"Street Portrait" by vascotrancoso

"Staring at the sun" by johnfrostbiteslettjord

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

"Bay Bridge" by Forrest_Brown

"Makai " by shodwilliams

"Wolf Portrait in B&W" by JimCumming

"persian leopard" by pixelmac

"Night at the Station" by DreamingOfSteam

"Stanley" by sianelizabethrobertson

"Shan" by PaulHenryStudios

"The jetty into the darkness" by Mick-Kupresanin

"Black and white feather" by LeanneMWilliams

"The Final Sail " by meaganvblazier

"Silver Surfer" by thurstonphoto

"B&W Truck" by gsim

"waterfall portrait" by ovi_craciun

"Shadow" by Soulkey

"After the mud bath" by JADUPONT

"Stone Age Submarine" by stian

"Elephant in the Dust in Amboseli" by pattebrownell

"Storm Breaks" by daveterp

"Malagawatch Church - 1874" by mclime

"DSC_0103-3" by miguelgrandes


"Morning Light" by Hanger18

"Charging cows." by kevcook

"Conciergie in Black and White" by beckykempf

"Friend" by Dutchy

"Contrast" by scottmccook

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

"MM-12-Edit" by mohammadmirza

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

"Broken" by ianrobins

"Standing guard" by bryanhlagi

"Church of Our Lady" by Davehook

"Checkmate !!!" by Chris_Photoshooter

"Black Ink" by joshcaudwell

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

"Dieter" by williamgeisler

"Icy wind" by iriswaanders

"playin the blues" by Kcable