For this image, I wanted the Owl to stand out, from the uninteresting background. I first corrected the colors and then used my artist tools to paint the background using a wet on wet watercolor technique while not touching the owl.

In this image, the original colors were restored, dust and speckles removed and a decorative edge was applied.

In this image, the image was converted to gray, some dust and speckles cleaned up and the electrical box in the upper left corner was removed.