The Frog Prince
I am really pleased with this image!
I followed Kim's recipe for this one and it worked out marvelously!
I used Pioneer Woman's PW BW Action to turn the image black and white. It worked like 2 charms! So easy (once I figured out how to install Actions.) In the end, though, I turned off the Light Layer because it seemed a little too washed out. Then I used the layer mask and the brush tool to erase the black & white treatment from a few choice areas of the image. It's a little difficult to see the emerald jewel on the frog prince's crown, but it's there.
Here's the original photo straight from my camera. The little pewter frog prince, a blossom from the garden, and a tea cup behind him, sitting on a gold table runner. This particular photo caught a nice little sun flare (like a light rainbow) off the top of the cup. A nice surprise!