I started my edit in Photoshop adjusting the levels and then used the Color Pop 2 action from the CoffeeShop Blog. After it finished, I turned the various layers on and off to see what I liked. I ended with the background, B&W, Sharpen and Color Pop Vignette on. With the Color Pop Vignette layer, I reduced it’s opacity to 20%.
I was hoping to use either the Color Pop or Decaf layers but both left the hat looking really washed out. It’s truly a pale pink and already lost a bit of life in the photo from the strong sunlight so those layers didn’t work for me. I did like the sharpening and the slightly darkened edges the vignette layer created.
Finally I rotated the image 2 degrees counter clockwise to straighten out the sidewalk joint (it’s slant to the right was distracting to me!) and cropped the image tighter around the hat. I’m quite happy with the end result: