Spent a fair amount of time last night working on a revision of BaPH. First I tried popping the colors, making them all brighter. Then I tried a b&w conversion, trying to keep everything in the midtones as much as possible. This has to do with a discussion we had in class a few weeks ago on the difference between contrast and texture; sometimes photographs with low contrast can have a great deal of texture.
Once I'd done the conversion, though, the original crop looked wrong, and there were a couple things that I cloned out. So, if you have an opinion, do you think this or the original looks better?