I've read everything from Scott Kelby's perfect Black and Whites to the local forum post on the subject. Seems everyone has a perfect setup.
I've tried most of what others suggested, I've even purchased a action or tow. Things just were getting too complicated way too complex.
I have decided to just return back to the basics, ACR, grayscale and adjusting the color slides.
f/4 @ 1/125 ISO 1600 OCF Flash -1Seems to have worked for now. There is most defiantly some contrast action going on here. I like it!
Now I've really got to remember to reset my ISO for my next shot. How crazy is that?
BTW, there is a story why I am photographing water wear in the middle of winter. My grandchildren love to help their grand dad with the irrigating in the summer. Seems that we never have enough water wear for everyone. I came across these in a flee market and knew that they would be perfect. Now all I have to do is find 3 more pairs of fun little rubber boot and I will have enough for everyone.
I can see it now, grand dad in his big green hip boot and 7 little helper all decked out in frog boot, trucker boots, pink princess boots and little yellow fireman boots.