I posted a set of images the day before yesterday, and I did them in colour because I know you like that and I'm nice like that. These black and white versions are for me, cause it's what I prefer. I left out the vertical images from this set because I prefer the mood of these without them.
I think most people who are not into photography, think that turning the image in to black and white happens with one push of a button and it's done. In theory yes, but applying a readymade black and white filter does not always yield great results. It took me along time to learn that you have to adjust individual colours to make proper distinctions between different colours and tones. For example, these images had a lot of warm tones, with my skin, hair and the armchair, so it took me quite a while to get red, yellow and orange levels all to a perfect balance, if there is such a thing as perfect.