For this challenge, I am starting with the same .psd file. This does pose a challenge in it’s own way, because a part of the processing has been done in RAW already.
Since I was out all last week, I decided to do a simple B&W conversion. I used NIK Silver Efex, with a few control points thrown in for good measure.
Then, I applied a curves layer, and reduced the noise. I did consider sharpening it, but I noticed an artefact around the edges, so I decided against that.
Here you are.
Now, on to Week 3, and I am sweating!