As I read from other photographers about whether they should make a photo black and white or color, I think that maybe they overdo it a bit in the black and white option.
To me, black and white is not something that looks good as an everyday photo. I love to take pictures of old barns, or something that looks old, and make it look black and white. The two photos above are a perfect example. I found this old run down farm yard in a very old town, and created it both ways. And to me, this is a perfect example of what should be in black and white.
However, referring back to some of the photos that have won the annual “ART OF BLACK AND WHITE” Series (see: https://123photogo.com/gallery-end-of-2020/ ) there are many photos that qualify for black and white, IF done with the right amount of contrast and feeling.
This is one of those photos in the Gallery on my main page here. And notice the mood of the photo.
Here is how I feel you could or should do a black and white photo over color: IF IT LOOKS BETTER IN BLACK AND WHITE, THEN DO IT. IF IT LOOKS AS GOOD IN BLACK AND WHITE AS COLOR, THEN DO IT, AND LET THE VIEWERS DECIDE WHICH ONE THEY WANT TO PAY FOR.
I found another photographer on YouTube that talks about color vs. black and white. Please watch this video and then give me your feedback below.