Jim Trotter is a St. Louis photographer I greatly admire. His skills blow mine away. Well, he's a pro and I'm...a lawyer. He is active in local photography organizations and puts on educational programs at his studio. Click the link on his name and look at some of his work. And see that book he is holding? You should buy it if you are interested in the St. Louis scene. Go to http://www.trotterart.com/index.htm and click Best of St. Louis Book..
About yesterday's photo: several people left very nice comments, for which I thank them. How was it done? It was shot in color as a RAW file, as always. It got its first buffing in Lightroom and then another in Photoshop. Each has its own advantages. Then I used a suite of Photoshop plug-ins called PhotoTools to convert it to a B&W with the look of a Holga camera using infrared film. A bit of a bother but I like what came out. And yes, Olivier, I used fill flash on the sign.