turning photos black and white
One of the best parts of editing is removing color because it gives you a way different perspective to light and how it impacts your shot. I took some of my newly taken photos and tried the silhouette filter in Snapseed for IOS. I think if I knew that I was going to take the shot for the purpose of black and white, I would think before taking the shot because I know some parts won't be visible.
You will notice this in the Hearst Castle shot. The shadow really makes half of the shot black due to how strong this filter is. When taking Black and White shots, take the shots with the filter active as opposed to taking them in color and turning them black and white. Regardless, great shots in my opinion, hope you like them.