I started with this photo:
Interestingly, I think the following photo works better with the orange light than in black and white; the players aren't lost quite as much as in the prior photo and the color seems to add to the excitement:
I have a tougher time deciding on portraits in color or black and white. My kids have such gorgeous skin tone that I tend to like them in color:
But here is one that I think works better in black and white because it does cut out some of the different colors in the deck and the grate. I've found that light is much more critical for black and white as well:
Do you print black and white often? Is it to simplify or just to cover mistakes? I really like this lesson because I never really thought before about why some pictures work better in black and white.