I have spent some time this weekend working with some alternative methods of B&W conversion and image management. I am trying to get and simplify a small list of techniques to produce the kind of images that I want for the book. The power of digital is its extreme flexibility and productivity - the challenge of digital is its extreme flexibility - too many choices.
Below is an image converted to B&W using Nik Silver EFX pro. The original image was taken in color - I like this conversion; it maintains the airy feeling of the day and the crispness of the sea air. This dune was on a lovely stretch of Rehoboth beach..