I wanted to try B&W on some of my Cape Breton coastline images. Here is the first taken at a beach in North Shore.
3 Image HDR. RAW photos taken using a Singh Ray Warming Polarizer and 3-Stop Rev Grad Filter. Used PS Elements 6 and infrared effect to convert to B&W. Tweaked the contrast, lighting levels, and used burn tool.
I do like my B&W with higher contrast than most would, but that is me.