Cattails, as my camera (Canon Rebel XTi; UV, polarizing filters) saw them:Desaturated 50%, sepia filter 25% in Photoshop (same photo):
Total desaturation (black and white):
Same black and white photo, but with the shadows/highlights adjusted in Photoshop:
Different photo, same pond. Similar to the shot in the previous post, but that one was taken further down the road by several yards.
Different shot of the cattails.
I think I like the partial desaturation of the pond the best. The colors are soft, but not completely gone.