Look at this beauty, from last summer!
The first is almost as is straight out of the camera, I just slightly saturated the colors and then lightened the skin tone.
On the one above I did a heavy black and white filter but at about 70% effect, which I really like the way this looks even if it is a bit dated. I also used this on the pics from the twirly skirt post.
And then, believe it or not, I think this is my favorite, layering on the charcoal black and white at 100% effect but just slightly lowering the contrast.
It's fun, learning these new things and making the time to play around. Eventually I will go and take some classes, but in the meantime, I am learning as I go.
Which is your favorite? If anybody has any suggestions for some on-line courses, I would love to hear about them.
Have a great day!