Post Processing Photo fun

Let’s talk photography a bit, okay, and post processing.
One of the pictures from my North shore, trip, as you may recall. Nice, huh?
Now, thanks to Amazon, I discovered the work of Harold Davis . He had a small article on Amazon about how he post processed an image using photoshop to make it more dramatic in black and white.
I had to try the technique.
The process was simple:
Take the base image.
Convert the color type to LAB.
Equalize the colors in the image
Convert to B&W
Here is that same image after those simple steps:
North Shore
What do you think?