Ok, I couldn’t resist. I just tried some black and white effects with some past photos and absolutely love the result. I’ve been so hesitant to work with black and white but Bonnie’s image of a classic car on her 365 Blog has inspired me tonight. So here goes. Hints and tips are welcome!
I decreased the saturation, added a soft light posterization, and used the Burn tool on the shadows setting at 10% and touched up her hair. Sharpened the eyes which I think made them pop a little.
Below is the original for a comparison. I like the black and white better.