Colors in B&W

I was thinking to convert one of my fall images to B&W. I did it on a close-up of the leaves few years ago, and I was positively surprised with the results. it is something a bit counterintuitive – to take something in color and remove what makes it work. I choose eventually this aerial view of Iowa City neighbourhood – because apart of color, it had this strong geometric lines of the streets. This element is almost lost in color image, when eyes focus on bright reds and yellow.

Aerial of autumn in Iowa City