I was a little bored last night, so I processed a photo I had taken last month into B&W and posted it on my Flickr account. This was the original, which got 7 faves and one comment. Pretty good for one of my photos. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) DSC00867.jpg by David Wood, on Flickr Then I converted it into B&W using Affinity Photo on my iPad Pro and posted it again. Flickr exploded. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Eureka Dunes by David Wood, on Flickr It has (as of right now) 230 faves and 13 comments. Both of those are all-time records for me. It's been invited into 6 "invitation-only" groups. And people continue to fave it. Don't get me wrong. Hell, I'm getting all puffed up about my photographic prowess here. But I don't get it. I prefer the color version. If @Bimjo (who has said here that he disdains B&W photos) reads this, I bet his head is going to explode. So what is going on here? Is it just a bunch of old photographers (like me), who started with B&W film, waxing nostalgic? Or is it, as I suspect @Bimjo would say, just a bunch of artsy-fartsy hooey? What do you think? Don't worry. I shoot for myself, and don't really care (much) how many people on Flickr like my stuff. But I do find it kind of strange.