I'm up for another one -- a personal favorite.
This is a shot of my grandson, who at 16 has been through way too much trauma, including a heart condition with three open heart surgeries and the death of his father at a young age and other things that have piled up on him over the years, and yet he has continued to deal with things in a way that makes me very proud.
Anyway, he was with me on a visit to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge not far from where I live in Washington State, and I shot this picture of hime with the 5D Classic and the 16-35 f/2.8 lens:
Pretty much a snapshot, but at closer examination, I felt that it revealed something about his character, so I cropped it and provided some Lightroom Basic development -- here is the crop with no sharpening applied. I actually brought down the exposure a bit from the original to bring out some highlights, and applied some additional highlight recovery, then did some fill light and brightness to bring out the midtones, contrast and clarity to balance things out:
Here's a screenshot of my Basic settings:
Then I did some RAW sharpening, which really gave some clarity to the detail:
A screenshot of my sharpening settings:
Finally, I decided that a Grayscale Conversion could be quite interesting. I switched to Grayscale and began tweaking the color channels. Lightroom integrates this very nicely into the interface, and you can be surprised at how much differennce it can make to tweak those channels. Here's the final product. Even though closely cropped, this image prints great as an 8x10 photo (I also adjusted the crop a bit):
Here's the screenshot of the Grayscale settings: