My first 35mm camera in the late 1960's was a Minolta rangefinder that was lost then replaced a few years later by another Minolta SLR. I shot mostly B&W film in the beginning because it was cheaper. Now I shoot a couple of different Nikon cameras and am still drawn to B&W.
It has been said that you need a great color photo to make a great B&W photo. I base my approach on what I have read and learned from Vincent Versace's book - From Oz to Kansas detailing many techniques to convert color photos to Chromatic Grayscale shots. Chromatic Grayscale is his term, recognizing that the images are made up of the many shades of gray and not just black or white. I have a lot to learn.
Most of the photos you will see in this section are also posted in other sections either in color or chromatic grayscale. This section is to gather the photos in one place for easier viewing.