I love discovering a new method of editing or anything photography for that matter. While the method of converting RAW images in Adobe's CS5 via the channel mixer to black & white is not new or even close to new, it is my new favorite black and white workflow. I also love using the dodge and burn brushes as well for richer blacks and whiter whites. I highly recommend checking out Lynda.com and watching Chris Orwigs Photoshop tutorials. He's a phenomenal instructor who invokes inspiration and is also really good at simplifying a humongous program like Photoshop. He incorporates lots of great quotes from writers to philosophers and photographers. Here are two older images of mine reworked.