I spent a week in Cambridge recently and I thought I'd put my time to good use and practice taking black and white photo's. They were shot in colour in RAW and then converted, as I've seen suggested on various photography blogs. I tried to 'see' the shots in black and white before hand, and then figure out why certain things worked out and why others didn't. I love black and white. I find when the eye isn't distracted by colours, so much shines through. On people it's often the expression and emotion. In landscapes it's shapes, textures and shadows.
Anyway, here are some of my favourite shots. Most of them include the family dog. I think she's the most photogenic member of the family.