The benefit of shooting black and white photos:
When I go back and look at my old photos … I have to use my brain-power more to *remember* the scene, as monochrome abstracts the scene.
For example when I walk in the forest and see beautiful green, I think to myself — ‘Oh, I should shoot this in color to capture how verdant it is, and when I look at the photo in the future, I can recall how beautifully green it was.
But in actuality, perhaps it is better to shoot monochrome, as when you revisit your old photos, you will have to rack and use your brain to *actively remember* how you saw it in color. Thus perhaps monochrome is best in almost all conditions … even when you see colorful scenes in real life!