I rarely write articles / photographs like this. However, here the images were both seemed strong and used for different purposes.
The image above was done using a matte finish. Something that I find hard and only a certain type of photograph works well. My opinion of course.
The black and white is heavy contrast, almost low key type work. This was done for an juried photo group. It was accepted and received nice reviews.
Anyway, I could not make up my mind and rather than do my usual random pick I added both.