This time of year lends itself well to black and white and monochrome images.There is something special about black and white images - beyond the obvious total lack of color. You perceive things differently. This first image below, in color, is just a mass of branches. While the trunk in the foreground is the obvious centre of interest, in color, your eyes don't stay there long. In black and white, I find myself climbing the tree, mentally. In color, my brain tries (unsuccessfully) to discern detail in the evergreens in the background.