Something like this, Jule ?
Thanks Rickowens...getting close to what I had imagined in my mind, but perhaps a little too extreme with the contrast. I think some of the detail and texture has been lost, as with a little softness that I think the image needs.
I have never done a B & W conversion before so this is my first effort using the good old greyscale and a bit of curves. It is nearly what I had in my mind, and all that I am capable of. Anyone please feel free to assist.