One reason I will choose to edit a photo in black and white is to clear away distractions and draw the eyes to a focal point. Sometimes too much color can be distracting. I don't have a studio in my home and I don't always have time to stage my shots, so a black and white edit can help eliminate the distractions.
I think that's the case in this first photo. I took this photo for an instagram challenge and the prompt was "reflection".
Usually I think color is what makes flowers so beautiful and visually appealing, but sometimes it's nice to look past the color and see what's really going on with the flower. I love the way this hyacinth looks in black and white.
And these last two were taken with a "yellow only" and "red only" setting on my camera. Sometimes it's fun to highlight exactly what you want to be seen.
Linking up with Black and White Wednesday and BWW