I don't really understand what makes an outstanding black and white image or when an image should be rendered that way, but, as many folks seem to prefer it, I should learn to comprehend the reasons changing a colour image into B&W.
I was originally thinking of doing this exercise by using a picture of "The Thinker", a bronze and marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin but it seemed to be lacking something. Then I realized what it was! He needed to be sitting on a potty to make the pose more realistic. Perhaps the Colesseum would be more appropriate to post in the forum.
And so, here is an image of the Colesseum as I would typically process it in colour:
Here is the same image in Monochrome by just setting the colour image's Vibrance to 0.
And here it is in Black and White by converting the tonal Grey to black and white.
What's to love or hate about this image rendition and composition? What would have to be done to make it better?