I love it when a photograph reveals itself and all I have to do is put a frame around it and press the shutter. In this case these dried blossoms in contrast with the barnwood ensured there would be plenty of texture. The flat light meant I could play with the contrast and sharpness sliders followed by the addition of a slight amount of blur to achieve the look I wanted. I removed most of the color and tweaked what was left to approach the look of a platinum print which is what I visualized from the beginning. Like I said, I like it when all I have to do is press the shutter.
Pentax K5IIs with legacy 50mm f1.4 lens. Processed on my iPad Air.