So here is an example of my editing techniques to this picture.
To the left is the original image before it was cropped and the image to the right is the cropped image.
The first layer of editing was an exposure change to darken the middle of the picture to add more intrigue.
The second layer edit, I used a levels adjustment to remove two distracting features in the image.
This third layer edit, I added a colored pencil filter with a layer mask to show the effect in the middle of the picture to create separation.
This final edit layer, I used a channel mixer adjustment to add a yellow tint to the light values to the image.