When any picture includes colour, it is virtually inevitable that the connections and contrasts thus brought into the image will grab the viewer’s attention more than any other feature. Without colour, however, we are drawn to study shape, line, and portrayed texture. This shot was originally taken in colour, and was converted to black and white by desaturation.
Now we notice the angular layout of the path, the grain of the timber, the fluffiness of the clouds, and almost feel the prickliness of the sea grass. Less information is telling us more. I’m not suggesting we give up colour photography, but there is certainly a place for black and white.