Choosing whether to show an image in color or turn it black and white is an important part of the artistic process and can play a big role in the feeling that it will convey. Colors in and of themselves can carry feelings and emotions, and including them in an image can be a great way to compliment and enhance it. At the same time, colors can just as easily distract and contradict the underlying drama that may be taking place in an image.
With black and white images, however, there is no contradiction, no distraction, no emotional nudges. They draw you into the heart of the moment, allowing you experience and feel the true emotions as if you were actually there. I love this about black and white imagery, and am always on the lookout for moments that can gently, yet boldly speak for themselves. ~ Gerald