For a personal project this winter for the local camera club I decided I would explore black and white. I added Nik software to my Lightroom and Photoshop. I love the presets the software provides. All of the following images were processed in Nik using a preset and then adding a few little tweaks, such as a yellow filter to darken the blue skies and lighten the grain crops. I am thrilled with the results so far -so expect to see a lot more black and white this winter. I hate to say it but I am looking forward to those awesome contrasty days with white snow and blue sky.