Is Your Image Good?
One of the tools professionals have is a set of standards that allow them to quantify if the product is ‘good’. Here is one of them. If the composition is as appealing in Black & White as it is color, it has strong subject (this is a desirable quality).
Technically this is dark sepia, but you get the idea (this particular image has a foreground that is so strong and pronounced, it looks almost 3D!)