Now that winter has come around in my area, this seems like a great time to try and learn some B/W techniques. Here is my attempt at trying to show the contrast in the sky, as well as with the monument. I thought about lightening up the monument so that it stands out a bit more, but that made it blend into the background. What could be done to provide more "pop"? Should a black and white photo have a lot of both elements or should it lean more towards grey with a few pure black and white scattered throughout?
Black and white