Remember all the fun we used to have in darkrooms? Besides getting everything just right for a great final print, sometimes we wanted to play around.
We could solarize or posterize our images. We could print an interneg and reprint a negative print. We could shoot infrared film and develop for either a positive or negative. All were very fun things to do. Also very labor intensive and time consuming.
In the Digital Age, we can do those same things. And we even seem to have some more real control of the process. Many imaging programs allow conversion to B&W, B&W Infrared, and other special effects.
I took a few images I've posted before and played around with the Special Effects tools in a couple of different programs.
Here are the originals:
And here are some special effects versions:
What images do you have that you want to play with? Don't hold back, get them up on your computer and try it out! Be bold or be subtle. Any way you do it, it's all simply one more fun thing you can do in digital photography.