First, about the shot - I was about to go to bed and this idea struck me that a shot of the old tap would look nice. Now the light wasn't too gud and I tried a few long exposure shots. Though the tap would come out well, the water droplet was never sharp. I knew I had to reduce the exposure, but that would spoil the details on the tap and would make it very dark. I just had one last resort - use the flash and correct the image in the PP.
Now, about the PP - sometimes you get what you want just when you want it. I got a Photoshop trial installation and an excellent Guru in Rajat who gave me a crash course in Photoshop. I broke the image into 3 layers - the background, I made it B&W and blurred it a bit; the tap and the shadow, I corrected the flash reflections and sharpened it a bit; and finally the droplet - B&W and extra sharpness. Finally all layers put together gave me this - not bad for a first timer, I hope ;-)
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