For myself, B&W photos are the only 'real' photos. Wow, a pretty reckless and irresponsible statement, right?
Yes, and of course color has its place...just look at Eric Meisel, Steve McCurry, Pete Turner, et al. Color can be great and I use it very often.
That said, in my opinion, B&W photos are unique in their ability to transport the viewer into another world.
To me, this image of a frozen lake in RI is an interesting. There is some depth and drama to it., while the next one of a guy named Dave, which was taken in a very photogenic spot on a blustery morning, isn't really interesting...unless perhps you know Dave or I had included more compelling elements from the area.
And then again, this third image of friend Jeff is very visually interesting to me, to the point that I'd include it in a portrait portfolio.
So, what do you think?