I will probably be posting in B&W for some time. I read somewhere that it is a good exercise for learning contrast and proper lighting and exposure. Since these are areas I want to improve, this is right up my alley.
this is quite beautiful. Thumbnail doesn't do it justice.
p.s. I have found the best teacher is to put the camera on full manual mode... scary, but fun "The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
Lovely shot, your tones are great on this and I like the compositon!
-Oly's right, I usually take ever shot that I think is worth printing, make a duplicate, put it through it's paces, to see if I think it's a better candidate for b/w. Daenna