Landscape photography is a genre which benefits greatly from monochrome treatment, most probably because black and white landscapes conjure up images of the work of Ansel Adams and others experimenting with photography, as an art form, in earlier days of the medium. While many landscape scenes are all about colour, there are occasions where monochrome is a better option for conveying the atmosphere of a location. In some circumstances an absence of colour enables the viewer to appreciate the weather conditions present at the shoot, by forcing them to call on their other senses. 

A colourless image can encourage the audience to imagine the texture of a rock, the cold air on their face and the sound of water lapping at a shoreline – a more depthful experience.