It was about three years ago I visited Japan for a photo adventure. I was taking a walk past this bamboo grove on a decidedly dark and gloomy day. The light was quite flat. The undergrowth was dark and full of shadows. What caught my eye was the different colors of the leaves — from dark green to near brown-yellow. It felt as if there was different levels of light illuminating them. When editing the photo, it was obvious that a black and white interpretation would accurately render what my mind saw in comparison to what was reality. Turns out I was right.