On Monday, my wife and I went to one of our favorite places on earth: Peebles Island. It sits at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers in upstate New York. As we stepped around the corner of the Waterford Visitors Center, I took the following photo with the FZ150 at its widest focal length: I liked the composition (the leading lines of the sidewalk and the bridge) but it looked kinda flat to me. So I edited it in Picasa, which is a freebie photo editing tool from Google. One of the settings is called HDR-ish. It used it and some other adjustments to get this: I like the way the bricks and bridge look really sharp but the sky has gone a bit wonky and the hills under the bridge have gone blue. Nevertheless, it has a kind of punch to it. So then I wondered what would happen if I convert it to B&W. Here's the result: It reminds me a bit of some of the excellent high-contrast monochrome that some of the folks display here on seriouscompacts. Anyhow, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.