For this capture of an empty baseball diamond, I used some fairly aggressive settings in Photoshop CS2’s CHANNEL MIXER tool to convert the shot to black & white. I pushed the BLUE slider to the 200% level and then used a negative 100% setting on the GREEN slider to even out the levels. This technique resulted in the very dark dirt and the washed out sky.

Soon though, I won’t be using the CHANNEL MIXER adjustment layer for my black & white conversions. My upgrade to Photoshop CS3 should arrive this week and I will begin using the new BLACK & WHITE adjustment layer feature. This is just one of the (many) reasons I opted for the upgrade.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L IS lens – 1/40 second, f/16, ISO 50