Canon EOS Rebel  |  f4.5  |  1/60 |  ISO 200

Got nuthin’ really outstanding this weekend to share for Creative Exchange Week 3 so I’m pulling one I took when Peanut was born. Originally in color, I thought it would make more of a statement in black and white. When converting digital color shots to black and white, I use the Image>Mode> Lab Color setting in PhotoShop and select Lightness in the Channels menu. I find it gives me better contrast. From there, I go to Image>Mode>Grayscale. Through Image>Adjustments> Levels, further contrast can be achieved if necessary. For the finale, I use Filter>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask until I get the sharpness that looks best.

Posted for The Creative Exchange, Week 3 |  hosted by Lisa at White Cotton Tee