Night Photography in Black & White

Black & White Night Reflections of Milwaukee Skyline in fountain pond
Night photograph of International Bridge to Canada by Beautiful Sun Photography (Deb Beausoleil)

Night photography is something that I’ve come back to, time and time again. Ever since that very first night photograph of the International Bridge to Canada back in July 2007, I’ve been drawn to making photographs at night.

While it’s exciting to capture the colors in night photography, converting the same image to black and white is just as beautiful. Sometimes, the colors in a night photograph can be distracting. The eye doesn’t always know quite where to look if the colors are overwhelming. The same can be said with a daytime photograph. Not every photograph looks good converted to black and white. This photograph looks good in both black and white and color. There are enough lights on the buildings to clearly outline the black night background.

I entered this particular photograph in a contest a number of years ago and it won 2nd place in the Black & White category!

Night Reflections of Milwaukee Skyline in fountain pond

Please visit Beautiful Sun Photography to see more of my night photography. All are available for purchase as wall art (art print, canvas, acrylic, metal, or framed).


Beautiful Sun Adventures is brought to you by Deb Beausoleil, a landscape photographer living in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her photography can be viewed (and purchased!) at her website, Beautiful Sun Photography.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Steve Heap says:

    Great black and white treatment! The color version is impressive as well, but there is something about black and white that just makes an image jump off the page!

    1. Thanks, Steve! Yes! There’s a perfect blend of black and white to make both jump out in this image!

  2. Deb; awesome black and white work, like the reflection to.

    1. Thank you, Louis! I was so thrilled when they turned off the fountain for the night. It was the perfect reflecting pond!

  3. jim hughes says:

    I live in Minneapolis but haven’t been to Milwaukee in many years. It’s not a big city, but I’ve never really been ‘downtown’. What led you there?

    1. I’ve never been to Minneapolis. I was scheduled to go for a conference but then the pandemic hit. We previously lived in the Milwaukee metro area for many years before the climate and high cost of living chased us back down to Virginia.

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