Hooray! We are 1/5th through the 50 Sharp Goat Photo Challenges.
Those of you who have followed the challenge so far know how much I love a solid black and white image. Often times the absence of colour means the difference between a good image and a great image. And it's strange when you think about it. Essentially you are removing a pretty big part of the image to make it more appealing. None of us see the world in true black and white (apologies to the colour blind and to dogs) and yet images devoid of colour can appear as a perfect representation of how we view a subject. What I've noticed is that when you remove colour you find yourself noticing other details of an image that otherwise would not have stood out as much.
Black and white images have been submitted in the past (a few previously submitted are included within this post), so for obvious reasons those images can't be submitted again for this challenge.
As you look around you this week, try to see the world in black and white. What images would look great without colour? With crushed shadows and blooming highlights only? Try looking for subjects with a lot of detail that colour would normally distract from. Look for samples of dark shadows and bright light. Take an image you've kept in colour previously and try converting it to B&W to see if it suits the image more.