The flowers are pretty and remind me of greeting cards. Can you tell how you did that? They would nice printed on card stock.
Hi there Skippy, thanks for the comments.
I have a bad habbit of flattening the image before saving the psd file, so I will try to give you a few pointers. First of all this was taken with lensbaby composer at f2.8 to get the blur. Then I used the clarity slider in Lightroom, I find it boosts contrast nicely in the mid tone areas. In Photoshop I layered a b&w version on top of the color one and played around with blend modes until I got the effect I wanted. At the end I applied very strong USM to selected parts. Thats about it.
I posted a few examples in my lensbaby gallery if you would like to see more (link below)