After receiving some encouraging comments and questions about how I achieved this effect on my previous upload I thought about posting the original image for comparison. However, instead I have gone back to PS and spent a bit more time honing my skills. Previously all of my image processing has been done using CameraRAW and I only used PS to add the border/signature, etc. This is my first attemp at using adjustment layers and layer masks in PS and I'm keen to know what you all think, good or bad.
I think that the colours are better being so vibrant and Arran is clearer with its shape being maintained using the layer mask.
As for the effect...I call it smudging. ; )