In the last few months, I've found myself gravitating more to black and white. I'd print color and black-and-white versions of a picture. Initially, I would almost always like the color version better. Two weeks later, though, the black-and-white version would still interest me when the color version didn't. Not always, but quite often. I had no theory to account for this. Then a relative sent me a book of photos by a guy in New Mexico named Craig Varjabedian. They're mostly in black and white and I like them a lot. He wrote this: "I have done much of my work in black and white, mainly because I think black and white is transformational. I feel that I have more flexibility in ways of rendering light in black and white than I do in color. It's hard to accept color as transformational because it is too close to reality and thus can be overwhelming. Color tends to make us concentrate on the surfaces of things, whereas black and white leads us to examine edges and structures, to become more intimate with an image. Black and white tends to evoke a quality of light in an image that is much subtler than what can be rendered by color." I'll buy that. Some images, of course, demand to be in color. It's not a matter of choosing sides and sticking with one forever. What think ye all?