As I´m gettin older (now 56) I love everyday more the bw pictures. Instead our retines has more cones (looks the colours) than rods (looks bw) so a little more detail can be see in colour, bw has some special enchanting that I still don´t discover what it is. Hope you can aid to me or at last express what motivates you to tone bw your pictures.
I love that bw can be used including with harsh light where high ligts washed the colours and cretes deep shadows. Since I´m not pro, many times I have to deal with the existing lights, and black and white is always an option. I leave you with two pictures of Macchu Picchu with harsh light (buuuuuuuu). Please tell me what motivates you to take pictures in BW???