Cedar fences are common in New Mexico and their textures are very appealing to me. This one is in downtown Santa Fe and the character of the posts is enhanced by the tracks left behind by a saw blade. Converting the image to black and white eliminates some of the visual distractions and brings attention to the extent of the scars left by the blade.
In this image there is more texture to the wood bark, the tones in the exposed parts of the fence are richer and match up nicely with the rusted wire holding the posts together. Color works better here to emphasize the impact of exposure to the elements. The interesting thing is that these two shots were taken in the same location on the same section of fence. They just happen to be about three feet apart and that distance allows a different story to be created.