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This is what I am looking for but I am unclear on the specifics of your processing. I'm ok with photoshop but really can't afford or justify an upgrade from the version 7 that I am still stuck with. It's been working well for me for many years. I'm convinced that much of the magic lies in the processing but being brand new to BW, I am just struggling to make my images "pop." I know that it is critical to start with great, well-exposed images to begin with.
I think some of what I am missing is dynamic range in the original captures. I found a great shot with awesome DR in a forum (a single capture, not HDR trickery). I downloaded it and messed with it a little because I thought that it would make a good BW and it DID look great when I was done. I'm going to pitch a tent for a few days in the mountains this weekend and see what I am able to come back with. I'll post some of what I get when I get the chance.