I always find it interesting how one image can take on very different looks just by making a few adjustments in photoshop. I took this photo of a leaf during a trip to Vancouver. While I thought the color image was fine, I wanted to try some different techniques for converting a digital image to black and white.
For the first image, I converted to black in white with a simple black and white adjustment layer. The second image involved adding a solarization filter. The third image incorporates LAB color adjustments.
I’m not sure which one I like best. I know it’s subjective… but tell me which you prefer.