I have to admit I am not a big fan of monochrome or black and white, unless it has gold or another colour throughout, but then it wouldn’t be strictly monochrome or black and white.

Petals in monochrome.
A Gentle Awakening

Sometimes though, some images look better in monochrome and black and white.

Even though I liked the colour version of the above image, I much prefer it in monochrome for the way it brings about a certain moodiness and delicate beauty of the rose petals.