Building on the posts by Ed and Jurgen.....I'd like to start a thread to share B&W images converted from color using the Nik Silver Efex Pro software. Ideally....each person would post both the color and converted B&W image with a little description of any pertinent Silver Efex Pro settings etc, so we may all learn something in the process (as well as enjoying the images shared). I would suggest that images taken with a Hasselblad camera (film or digital) are encouraged....but certainly not required. I'll start it off with this image which was one of two I submitted for the LUG 2011 Yearbook (Leica Users Group) recently. I had decided I wanted to submit two B&W images with a strong visual impact, characteristic of the subject matters which interest me most often. One was shot on B&W film, this one on Velvia 100 and converted to B&W. I had tried some relatively straight forward BW conversions using the PS CS5 Channel Mixer and some with Silver Efex Pro2 preset filters, but decided I wanted a more graphical, harder edged look for the LUG Yearbook....so I opted for this image, created using the SE Pro2 filter "Film Noir-2". This is just a straight forward conversion.....no other special tweaks were employed. I'm still a beginner re the power of SE Pro2! Comments and critiques are most welcome. Gary Benson Eagle River, Alaska Hasselblad 501CM, CFi 60mm lens, Velvia 100.