Rainy Tower shot, I went to the University of Texas campus again and found this statue of George Washington. He's facing the Texas capitol building as though he's making sure the government here does what it's supposed to. That may be debatable but I thought it looked kind of cool anyway.
This shot I converted to black and white using a trial version of Nik Silver Efex. I used the high contrast green filter. It really does a nice job of getting some great black and white effects from your photos. However, one thing that bothers me about this particular plugin is that it slowed CS4 to a crawl. I mean a craaaawwwlll. It was really annoying. It starts as soon as I open CS4. So, I may have to just set CS4 to not load the plugin at startup and see if that helps. If not, anyone out there have any suggestions?