Since I have started a class on Black and White photography at a local community college, I thought I would start to look at some of my star images to see how they translate into monochrome.
In general, the Milky Way images did not convert as well as I hoped. I do like this one, however. The complimentary angles combined with the textures of the tree work for me.
On other Milky Way images, however, I found that the colors of the Milky Way enhanced the "broiling" effect while the yellow-gold colors on the horizon complimented the blue-black of the sky. All of this is lost in monochrome