Here is the raw shot taken with my Sony A200 through the viewfinder of a Kodak Duaflex II.
The steps taken in Photoshop CS 6:
1. Straighten. 2. Crop. 3. Sharpen all. 4. Adjust highlights, shadows and levels. 5 Soften background. 6. Partially desaturate background. 7. Partially color background. 8. Save.
The final product, Autumnal Shout.
I wanted to emphasize the bold color of potted flowers and the slight levels adjustment got me the look I wanted for the plant. The column needed some highlight adjustment to bring out some detail. I softened the background and desaurated it to take the color down a bit. The highlights, especially on the right, were too blue I thought. So, I painted a light brown tone on the almost all of the background. I think it makes the purple shadows in the column stand out a bit better.
This is one I'll likely print and frame to sell. I included it in my SVA portfolio.
I added quite a few shots to the Garden set on my Flickr page.