Mark's photography is in another level. Please don't compare it to this guy...
When I say "almost as I see them" I mean they need not to much processing to actually make the as I want them. I also process my files of course...
You're too personal in the way you should know me better to say If my pictures are only a registration. If you take the time to look at my b&w, color, and nature porfolios you'll understand you're wrong. The pictures and collections on my website are just a small sample of my work. The real "work time" is when the print is made, not that jpegs, and you should see one of those b&w prints...
I don't think a little quick flash look is enought to judge.
You don't allways have to interprete your images to the extreme. Specially if you work comercial
I looked at all your B&W. I did not find one that had any mood or made me stop and look
more closely. They where mere registration of what is in front of you.
And if this is not the best of your work, I am curious to why you
do not put your best on the web.
I have seen many B&W picures on the web that shows of mood
and craftmanship. Doesnt have to be a large print.
I think PS is a good tool to make a picture look like I saw it in my head, not only with my eyes.
Here is an example. It did not look like this, but this is what I saw.
PS I do not think you are a lesser photographer than me or many others.
I only speak of what your pictures do to me.