It’s been almost a month since I returned from my trip through India and I’m still going through the many thousands of pictures. Every time I go past the many images I have of the Taj Mahal, I am amazed at the beauty of the building. This evening I thought I would see what I could do with Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro in converting one of the images to Black & White. The software gives some incredible control over the tonality and contrast of the image and it’s really simple to use too which makes it a pleasure. My one reservation with it is that once you have committed to the chosen edits, the conversion process is one-way, so you can’t go back and tweak your settings afterwards without starting from scratch. However, that’s generally not the end of the world. One thing converting to Black & White in this process does highlight though is sensor dust especially on clear areas such as the sky or still water. Fortunately my sensor wasn’t too bad, especially considering how dusty India is, so it didn’t take long to clean up.