Photos: A beautiful look back on an extreme winter in black and white

Black and white photography can add a feeling of stillness and tranquility to a scene.  This is particularly true with winter landscape scenes that have snow and ice.

I decided to look back on the cold and snowy winter of 2013-2014 through black and white photography.  Yes, it’s still summer, but some of us feel it’s always a good time to check out cool snow photos and reminisce about a good winter season.

In a recent post, we analyzed the merits of colorfully enhanced HDR imagery. In the same way, we also take a look back at the “old school” art form of black and white.

Each photo in this post represents a different day of this past winter.  The captions display the date that the photos were taken and and a link to a blog describing the weather on that day.

As you look through the photos and captions, you will see that we really did have a cold and snowy winter.  And, you may also notice that black and white photography captures and even enhances the peaceful essence of winter scenes.

Given the choice, do you prefer HDR or black and white?

And by the way, who’s ready for snow?

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Local

Heat Tracker

45
90-degree days year-to-date
Yearly Average
36
Record Most
67 (1980,2010)
Record Fewest
7 (1886,1905)
Last Year
24

At a Glance

Sat.

-- /87°

Sun.

partlycloudyday
72° /91°

Mon.

partlycloudyday
74° /89°

Tue.

partlycloudyday
75° /93°

Wed.

thunderstorms
76° /92°
Drop 20%

Thu.

thunderstorms
75° /90°
Drop 30%
National Airport
Dulles
BWI

Right Now

D.C. Area Almanac

 
National
Dulles
BWI
Avg. High
 
Avg. Low
 
Rec. High
 
Rec. Low
 
Sunrise
 
Sunset
°F
 
 
°C
Next Story
Matt Rogers · August 26, 2014

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.