Union City, Indiana/Ohio.
For me, a black and white photograph is successful when light, form and function come together.
The return to black and white has taken longer then expected. The black and white technique came back quickly. However, the seeing has been slow to return, as the last 10 years have been spent with color.
Has taken time to suppress color values and consider corresponding grayscale tones. Not fully there yet, but getting better at visualising a monochrome image.
As always, the secret to success is practice, practice and more practice.