A beach rose in full bloom just after pollination by a bee. This image was originally shot in color using a Nikon D40X. The image was then fully de-saturated and re-rendered in black and white using a combination of GIMP and PAINT.NET. The black and white image was not digitally tinted. To get the effect seen above, the original color image was laid on top of the black and white rendering in GIMP. The two photo layers were then digitally combined with the color image set at 0.75 opacity.