I love shooting digital and one of the great things about it is you have a choice of using the image in Black and White or color. I look at my photo and try to decide is the color helping the image or taking away from the image. Sometimes this is not so easy and you need to convert to black and white and compare by making some test prints or on screen. Fortunately this is also quite easy to do. There are many plug-ins that do a great job and Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture also do a great job. My software of choice to convert is called Nik Silverefex pro.
Image shot with SONY Alpha900