Because I live in England and it is Easter (aka Four Sundays in a Row, or, perhaps, Four Sundays and a Row), the weather could not be worse and we are all marooned indoors. Hence I present to you for your delight and delectation, moi dans noir et blanc.
A slightly better effort than those of the recent past I think - more sharpening applied which helped (although overall quality probably adversely affected as a result). I think Mr Ruskin might have approved.
Many thanks to Judith Dahmen for her help and inspiration today - do check out her pictures here and, if you can, get along to the Inn at Kew Gardens, a great pub / hotel / restaurant where she has a stunning exhibition of her work.
So, the background needs burning in a bit and it doesn't quite capture the melancholy I was trying for but not too bad an effort. It involves a fake infrared-effect layer overlaying an undersaturated background layer, both with varying degrees of opacity. Layers, you see - I'm slowly getting there. Raster, vector, adjustment? I have no idea about the meaning of these yet but I'm working on on it, I'm working on it!