I photographed this perched Barn Owl yesterday at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area in northern Utah near a hill that was covered in snow which gave this image a high key effect. High key images seem to be an acquired taste and I quite like this one but I also wanted to see what it would look like in black and white.
I converted the image to black and white using Photoshop just to see what it would look like.
I actually like them both, the color image because it shows the rich colors of the Barn Owl and the black and white image for its simplicity.
(I ran a poll for 24 hours to see which Barn Owl image most people preferred)
The image that got the most votes was the color version with 76% and the black and white version was 24% of the vote.