I was trying out my “new” (to me) Sigma 24 MM f1.8 macro lens and when I reviewed the photos I decided to see how they’d look in black and white.  Lightroom provides a lot more control over your black and white conversions than doing a simple black and white conversion in Photoshop, Lightroom, or other image editors.  Adobe Camera RAW in Photoshop provides the same tools.  By adjusting the brightness of each individual slider, you can quickly create dynamic contrasty black and white images.  Here’s a before and after and the settings used.

Olympia Farmer's Market 06/25/2011 Olympia Farmer's Market 06/25/2011 capture_23102013_063817