I’ve been messing around more and more with black and white, especially in applying it to images where I feel they can be a little too “post-card” as color images. I also recently purchased a great piece of software called Silver Efx Pro from Nik Software. After messing around with images for hours in Photoshop or Lightroom to try to pull some drama into an image, Silver Efx has been shortened that time to just a few minutes. It’s a great piece of software. The integration with Lightroom is pretty good as well.
Here are a few images I hope you’ll enjoy. These are from India, Germany, Detroit, and here in Western PA. The cat is Daisy, our lovable freeloader who showed up at our door one day and never left.