This is a big departure from my usual photos. I very seldom do anything in black and white. I posted the color version on October 22.
This photo just seemed to have the right tonality for a black and white treatment. Since I usually shoot color, I don't have any special software for black and white conversion. Everything was done in Lightroom 4. Most of the work was done in the Basic panel but there was a little tweaking done in the HSL/Color/BW panel.
I like the way it turned out, but I'm not sure if I prefer the color or the black and white version.