I can't seem to make up my mind on the color vs B&W choice. It used to be much easier. In the old days, if you wanted black & white, you put a roll of Tri-X (or whatever) in the camera and shot B&W. If you wanted color, you chose a color film. It was possible to get B&W prints from color negatives, but the results weren't necessarily pleasing. Forget about color from B&W film.
Now of course, the camera shoots in color, all the time, and you make a choice in processing. Sometimes the choice is easy, sometimes not. Is it really just a matter of taste, or are there some general guidelines that dictate when to use one or the other? In the previous post, I submitted two pics in color, but the more I play around with it, the more I like B&W. I've had the opposite experience, where I posted something in B&W and later changed my mind and reposted in color. Here I can't make up my mind, so I'm posting both. Help!
I did a little searching around on the topic. Here's a photographer who posts side-by-side color/b&w versions and asks viewers to vote:
Ferran Jordà Photography Photoblog
And here is Eric Kim, a street photographer, with his general guidelines and examples. I didn't always choose what he chose in the pictures posted.
Black and White or Color in Street Photography: How Do You Make the Decision?