Black and white photographs have a regal and compelling look and feel to them. In the absence of color, tonal gradation, patterns and textures and composition must be carefully thought out in order to capture a great image.
I love experimenting with new techniques and exploring new ways of seeing the world through my photography. that's one of the reasons I enjoy Infrared photography so muchm it is a look into a world of unseen light.
Infrared light behaves a little different than visible light; the Wood effect (named after Robert Wood) makes the leaves of deciduous plants look white from the reflected IR light, IR also cuts through haze and is absorbed by water, giving images a different often alien look, especially when a bit of color is retained.