This is what Victoria, British Columbia looked like right after sunset. Fantastic color — love the silvery blue/delicate pink combo. Now look at the black and white version — it's completely blah, completely lifeless. I processed this shot exactly the same way I've been processing my previous black and white photos. You'd think it would look better than this.
What I liked about the scene that evening were the simple land formations and the glorious color. Obviously color was the way to go for the final image, and obviously not every color photograph can successfully be converted into a decent black and white. At least not by this photographer! ©Carol Leigh