This version contains the original color. Often I adjust the saturation and various other aspects of the color however, this one I thought was fine how it is.
For the second picture I used a layer mask and softened the color to create more of a pastel version of the picture. When I posted this picture I noticed how the color adjustments I made also adjusted the white matte. I am a little disappointed that I didn't notice this earlier. I will fix it on the original.
Obviously the third version is in black and white. I felt the Nativity was a good candidate for some of the new techniques I have been playing with. Let me know which version you like best. My wife finds it very interesting that the reflections are more vibrant in color than the actual subjects.-SG