Take away the colour? Why?

Landscape near Huntly, Scotland
Landscape near Huntly, Scotland. A misty morning in black and white

One from the archives, an early morning view travelling to Huntly, Aberdeenshire. The December light was casting long shadows, and the mist was slowly rising from the valley and the far hills. I love B+W photographs, but it still mystifies me – why is it so effective to remove the natural colour? So I’ve written about it as an article Take away the Colour trying to sort out what it is that so appeals to me. Not sure I’ve found an answer, but writing it made me think!
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