Which of these B&W conversions do you prefer?

batmura

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I am working on B&W and I find most of my conversions flat and lifeless compared to the originals. I would like to hear your reasons as well as any C&C.

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1 for me, but 2 isn't bad.
I've been regretting some of my tinting on older shots of late and have tried to make myself stick to straight mono.
Maybe it's just where my head is right now.
 

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BOTH are nice in their own way! One small thing--that building on the far,far right being so close to the edge is causing considerable distraction; if it were cropped out, I think the entire scene would be even better. I think of the second image not as a black and white image, but more of a "duotone".
 

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