I love photography. Color or black & white, it love it all. I also think there’s a best time for each kind. The best black and white photography — for me — are pictures with either lots of angles, shadows, and/or texture. In color photos, I want the color to be important and not just “there.”
Realistically, most pictures are taken in color because our cameras are set up for color and you either have to change the camera settings (if you have a camera that allows that) or alter color to monochrome with software.
Occasionally, black and white photographs are inherently monochrome. Some animals — Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, for example — are black and white. So are many snowscapes. Urban landscapes can be close to black and white from the start.
My least favorite black & white pictures are flowers because to me, the color of a flower is the soul of the picture. Nonetheless, I’ve included a couple that had a lot of contrast. You lose the color, but gain design.
I also like portraits in black and white and for many years, did most commercial portraits in monochrome using shadows to make statements about the subject. So much of that has been lost by using color for everything.