I think some images are more interesting in black and white, especially those of roses. Here are a few of my rose photos from which I have removed the color. I have included the original color photos at the end.
While writing this post, I was trying to decide which I liked better ... the color or the black and white version. But as I studied the photos, I realized that it's like comparing apples and oranges. Sometimes it's just fun to see pictures from a different perspective, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they're better than the original photos ... just different. See what you think!
I couldn't find the original color photo of this rosebud. But even the sepia tone gives it a totally different look from the black and white version.