Fifty Shades Of Gray: The Caribbean

50 Shades of Gray Caribbean

The Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon swept across America and had women everywhere giggling and sharing the books with their friends. Well sorry ladies, this post doesn’t take Mr. Grey to the Caribbean, it brings the Caribbean to you…in shades of gray.

There’s just something powerful about a pure black and white photo. You would think it’s a crime to take the brilliant colors of the Caribbean and mute them down to gray-scale, but the result is a unique look at the islands we love so much. Black and white adds drama, depth, mystery and nostalgia to a photo. It seems to hide some of the details and leaves your mind to wonder and fill in the gaps. Just like a good book.

Below is a black and white photo tour of some of my favorite photos I’ve taken on my travels. Christian Grey, welcome to the fifty shades of gray Caribbean style! Feel free to “Pin” these to your Pinterest boards!

The Caribbean In Fifty Shades of Gray

fifty shade of gray Caribbean

Fifty Shades of gray Caribbean

Fifty Shades of gray Caribbean

Fifty Shades of gray Caribbean

Fifty Shades of gray Caribbean

Fifty Shades of gray Caribbean

Fifty Shades of gray Caribbean

Fifty Shades of gray Caribbean

Fifty Shades of gray Caribbean

Fifty Shades of gray Caribbean

Fifty Shades of gray Caribbean

Being a blogger you almost by default become an armature photographer. These black and white shots make even a poor photo hack like me look good sometimes. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I do. If you guys like these “Shades of Gray” photos I can plan to do some more in the future.

Which photo is your favorite?


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Just a salty pirate looking to explore and document the wonders of the Caribbean. Professional blogger, rum judge, consultant, marketer, and consumer of blue water beauty.


  1. Scott November 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Dude! – some of these are awesome! What a great way to show that wreck on Bimini (? was it) Or the highlight to the boat in the Grenadines! I love the Shark and conch shell too. Great Job. Thanks for the Black Friday post!

  2. RumShopRyan November 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks Scott! I totally forget about the Black Friday correlation. Good call! Cheers to many more “eyes” on the islands.

  3. ChesneyOnline November 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    These are great! Love the shark!

  4. DavidM November 24, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Love the picture of Salt Whistle Bay on Mayreau. Even in black & white that beach is one of the prettiest in the Caribbean.

  5. Nancie November 24, 2012 at 6:16 am

    That shark looks more sinister in black and white! Also like the shipwreck…it has a more”haunted” feel to it.
    Great idea,Ryan!

  6. BigKahuna November 24, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Rumshop Ansel Adams???

    Nice Bro! I limited myself to Black and White for a few weeks last year… in-fact, the few weeks leading up to the Castaway Beach Bash! I even did a B&W Video! Powerful medium for sure!


  7. RumShopRyan November 25, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Glad you like them guys. That shark was coming right for my toes! BigKahuna, I remember you black and white video, really liked that one! Cheers!

  8. marcie November 27, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I can’t wait to take a few black and white pics of the caribbean, along with the stunning colors of the us virgin islands. Great photos!

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    RumShopRyan November 28, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Thanks Marcie! Looking forward to seeing a few of your photos. Cheers!

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