I had fun this winter seeing what my beard would look like after not having one for many years. My dear wife put up with the scratchiness for a while as it grew to what would be its full length. You see, I got rid of it shortly after taking this image.
I downloaded the update to OnOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 7 a few days ago and used the Perfect B&W plugin to do the black and white conversion and to add a border to it. They have a 30 day trial to their software if you want to try out some cool effects.
The lighting was a single light with no modifiers. The black background was actually my unlit entryway.