My roses are in full bloom right now (or they would be, if it would ever stop raining long enough to quit damaging the buds. Sigh...) I photographed this bud this morning and then started playing around with the image in Photoshop Elements. I love how taking color out of the mix really plays up the lines and movement of the petals.
I snapped this photo of my daughter last week while playing with the super zoom on my new pocket camera, and just for fun I started playing with it in black and white mode. There is so much you can do in Elements with black and white!
I never even noticed the lens flare in the lower left of the photo until I rendered it in black and white. Too fun, and so much left yet to learn!