so ive used LR 4 since it came out and was happy with it. some time ago i started making note of some great images i was drawn to that were run through silver efex pro. so a few days ago i got a trial version, which is bundled with color efex, vivezia (localized pp app) and a couple of other programs. i'm kind of stunned by the degree to which i can effect my images with these programs, and also, because of this wide latitude, i'm wondering if i'm 'cheating'. here is one of my favorite recent photos that i took with the xz-2 in both color and b&w. i processed each image separately in LR like i usually do, and ive posted them below. then i processed the color one through both silver efex and color efex, and posted them with borders as the counterpoint. i'm interested in what the talented folks here think of the comparative results, and of the my feeling of 'cheating' by changing the image so much. thanks for your time and opinions!