About the pic above:
I've been going through the photos from the trip and I'm processing some of them in black & white. I'm liking the images better in black & white, rather than the original color versions. Seems to me, the feeling of the moment is sometimes better expressed without all that color getting in the way - but then, I've always been partial to good black & white photography. In my past at art college, I spent many an hour in a traditional darkroom processing rolls & rolls of analog/traditional film and developing black & white prints, which I loved to do - it's great to be able to do this now with digital imagry with no smell of hypo!!
On the recommendation of a good friend of mine (thank you friend , you know who you are), I've been using the digital editing program, DxO Optics Pro - developed by DxO Image Science . It's a marvelous program - so says "moi"! :o))