Do I convert?

This is not a religious proposition but a reference to the black and white option vs colour. I've spent a lot of time in and around the ocean and find the the mix of colours and textures which includes the rocky surrounds a drawcard that's hard to resist coming back to again and again - with or without a camera. For the most part, I don't convert any 'wave action' shots to black and white simply because the colour of the ocean and the light through the waves provides so much variation and depth that converting to greyscale somehow takes the essence out of it. You don't see holiday posters of idyllic locations in b&w. The b&w rendition has the effect of breaking the familiar emotional links or associations we have with the scene. Additionally b&w photography is not so much about vistas or photographing familiar things in a familiar fashion. There is more ambiguity in b&w for this reason. And for the same reason photographing in b&w can be more challenging.

So, it really comes down to the translation. I have many colour shots for example from India which give a flavour or subtlety to the image that is not there when viewed as b&w. India is that kind of place. Colour enhances the character. I would imagine that African images would give a similar result, especially in a rural environment. Example below...