I am a color landscape photographer. I see better in color and I prefer my images in color about 99% of the time. However, on occasion I do find an image that works better in black and white.
That is not to say I do not try to work in black and white. I still work in black and white film on occasion. I have a profile set to work in monochrome in camera. I even have Nik Silver Effects for conversions.
I still prefer my results in color.
This just happened to be one of those times I like the monochrome better.
The overcast sky made for some nice soft light conditions. I was able to get nice exposures with blur to the water of the waterfall. The summer greens of the scene were nice too but I thought I would be able to frame the image for a more basic composition where the color would not matter.
I worked several compositions there in the canyon. Then back home I really worked the file for a good conversion.
The result is the image at the top.
This just turned out to be one of those 1% times for me.