Thank you Chrissy - I got the B/W conversion by cheating..... well, not really.
A lot of folks do it by channel mixing and the time that involves. But since I'm lazy and need to learn more about channels, I use Fred Miranda's B/W Workflow Pro plug-in. It is actually the only plug-in I own and really performs as advertised:
I believe Fred designed it to mimic the effect of the photographer using the traditional B/W filters on lens w/black and white film. For example, he has controls for effects of adding the Red filter, (25A) Yellow (#7), green, orange, etc. You play with the sliders until the desired effect is achieved. You can't beat it for the $19.95 price.
And yes, to me it will always be the Sears tower also. But I wish I'd had more time to wander the Chicago streets and get shots of the " L ".....
Cdeming wrote in post #7585000
......I like your B&W version, Stu. How did you achieve this?? Great picture of the River and Sears (I will never call it Willis) Tower! Just beautiful!