Photo Tools Professional, from onOne Software, lets you remove some of the color, or all of the color, from an image - among hundreds of other things (when you include all options you have with the sliders).
When you remove some of the color or all of the color from a scene, you remove some of the reality. When you remove some of the reality, you picture can become more artist and creative. How cool is that!
Here I used the Modern Antique effect to create what I feel is a more, well, creative effect.
You can learn more about onOne Software's Photo Tools Professional and other plug-ins – and get discounts on some plug-ins – at the Plug-in Experience.
Explore the Light,