SolarSanction: I found your set one of the best... only feel last of the set a bit "plastic" (sepia selection). thus a more natural look = stunning!
I'd have to agree. When I took the original picture (color) I really loved the warm and cozy feeling to it. It made it look like the library was a place of comfort, but when I started to edit it in photoshop, it started to look more out of place against black and white. It was my first time using photoshop for that technique. I've learned my lesson, and if I do that again, I'll make sure to remember to capture its natural color.
Thanks to everyone for their support, compliments, and votes. It means a lot to me.
My favorite submission is dilbarmano's. Very powerful. Capturing images of old people in their daily lives is very compelling.
I also like Alan's, but I just thought the last picture threw it off a bit. Very nice submission though.