Black and white photography has the power to convey distinct moods and emotions somehow captured in a single moment. By stripping away the distraction color, the shadows and highlights of the image are all that are left to demonstrate what the artist saw. This type of photography is often used to create a contemplative atmosphere, allowing viewers to set their own interpretation of what is being presented. The beauty of Elizabeth's black and white photography is that it concentrates on the essential components of an image, allowing for the effortless immersion of the viewers role. They are forced to decide what they feel instead of being told the meaning.