I promised my friend Miriam I'd do what I could with this picture she had taken with her adored niece, Milene, whose life was sadly cut short by an aneurysm. The picture was faded and had serious water damage. She scanned it and sent it to me via e-mail. Here's the progression of the repair:
The original . . . Much improved, I think, with the help of the "dodge" tool (thank you, John!) although I'll never be completely happy with the color. I also resized it to make it more dramatic . . .