I've been wanting to play with black and white imagery again, so for the rest of the week I'll be posting the results.
To me the best subjects for black and white pics are uncluttered with strong lines and distinct contrasts. Like this light bulb:
I also didn't realize this shot was a little fuzzy until I put it through the black and white filter in my photoshop program. Color tends to distract us, I think, while black and white shows every flaw.