|Water droplets on a leaf|
|Kaylie playing in the driveway|
|Sailboat on the bay|
Black and white photos are one of my favorite. They add a sense of drama with the stark contrast and added details. Not that there's anything wrong with color, it's just more interesting without sometimes!
|Trail to the beach|
Not everything looks better in black and white though. I find the best subjects for black and white are people, pets/animals, and dramatic landscapes (you know, like those awesome black and white mountain scenes), and urban landscapes (brick looks freaking awesome in black and white).
|Fresh picked blueberries from my garden|
|Lavender in bloom|
|A vine in my planter called Silver Falls|
Once you've uploaded your photos and converted to black and white, you're going to need to do some tweaking. If you don't then you are really amazing! All you need to do is play with the basic photo tools: highlight, shadows and most importantly, contrast. Just play with it till the details begin to really pop!