I realized I like using the gradient map instead of desaturating the photo. I then used a levels layer and made sure the pointer things were within the histogram. Pretty much it.
1. Black & White Architecture (revisited) - A building or, better yet, some interesting detail on a building. And make it black & white (no sepia, no tinting, just black, white and shades of gray). Be sure to check out the Week 3 Tidbits thread for information on b/w conversion -- DON'T just convert to gray scale! (tag with cwd101) Please record the settings you use for the b/w conversion and share them with the class in your photo description!