I am not a big fan of black & white photos, unless they are perfectly exposed. I think optimizing the image is key in order to get a beautiful shot without distortion or loss of detail. And the problem with black & white is that you very often tend to over contrast the image in an attempt to strengthen or enhance the character and spirit of your subject.
I really think it is difficult to master the art of black & white photography, and personnally I’m not good at it. During my last holidays in Rome though, I tried to capture the essence of a great diversity of scenes in a monochromatic, vibrant way. Not easy… But I guess the result is not too bad. To be honest, I cannot wait to know your impressions of these pictures. So please let me know what you think!