I'm sure this topic has been discussed in the past, but I couldn't help but comment (perhaps on the obvious) about how different of an effect that something photographed in black and white has than something photographed in color.
With regard to landscape photography - there's Ansel Adams, and what more could one possibly say about that which hasn't already been said.
Recently, I was on a fishing outing with my my father, brother, and uncle for an entire week. Aside from the fact that putting 4 guys on a boat for a week with beer, scotch, and sarcasm is just asking for trouble - I noticed that almost all of the good portrait-style photographs I took of my family were with black and white film. I discarded almost everything I took in color.
Does this happen to anyone else when taking pictures of people? Portrait photos in B/W to me, tell a story that is significantly different than portrait photos taken in color. I'm not sure I can explain this very logically - it almost seems like the portraits taken in color are too distracting, taking away from what you're trying to show. With well-exposed black and white film, to me, it seems like there is no mystery about what the subject matter is, nor the story you're trying to tell with the photograph.
Does this make any sense to anyone, or have I lost my mind?