I don't shoot black and white often. This afternoon was a black and white day. The sun was setting after a long period of rain; the trees were wet and black, the flowers stark white. I overexposed to push the saturation, and then shot in black and white.
On another note: I hate these trees. I get a headache every time they bloom. The whole friggen city is in bloom now - My head hurts. In a few days, the white petals will fall like snow.