Looking at the very excellent Black and White Photography Magazine (link) I was inspired to try a darker looking still life image. Taking a fairly ordinary looking shot of a pineapple lying on it side (using a ring flash) it turning round, converted to mono, tinted it, whacked up the contrast, added a little Orton effect (I can explain later, or just Google it) and boom, one of my favourite images.

I like it when you have an idea and comes out exactly as you imaged it would: