There was little color to be taken from these photos in order to make them black and white images. A grey sky covering a landscape on the first day of Spring in the Canadian prairies has little to offer by the way of color.
I enjoyed the walk and taking the photos, and was looking forward to bringing them here, but when I opened them, I found the photos to be extremely dull. So, off to Photoshop they went, and after a little of this and a bit of that, and a wee bit more of that, I came to like the once lackluster images.
I love black and white photography for the same reason everyone else does, the dramatic simplicity. Black and white imagery always seems to flow with whatever mood I'm in. I can take from it whatever I want or need.