Ok, bear with me here as I may be using the wrong terminology...
I have a nice image of a wooded scene (not handy unfortunately). Basically it is a winding dirt path through an area of forest, with the path surrounded by small blue flowers.
In my head, I have a picture of the effects I would like to achieve, however I'm not quite sure how to go about doing it. My googling has led me to increasing overall brightness, and changing the histogram, but I don't think this gets the effect I want.
Basically, I want to take my image, give the woods a kind of darker...HDR sort of effect (which I have been able to do by making it black & white, and then using a blend mode on top of the original), and then the important part: I would like to make the flowers "glow" their natural color.
In summary, my stumbling block is how to achieve a brightened region of color that accentuates these flowers, while still retaining a decently natural look, but here is where my Photoshop-fu breaks down and I end up with something very unnatural looking.
I'm using Photoshop CS5, and here's the image in question...
Edit the second:
Ok, sorry guys. The image host is blocked where I work, so I'm just now seeing your wonderful contributions.
Hrulga is probably the closest so far, but what I was imagining was taking that a little bit more extreme. So basically I am hoping to take the somewhat fluorescent color you came up with and make it really glow in that area....maybe such that it seems like it is giving off a foggy sort of light.