Here I have taken the image into Nik Silver Efex and used a Sepia preset I liked – the dark burnt border helps frame the image nicely.
Then it went into Topaz Texture FX and had some dust and scratches added and a texture to grunge it up a bit.
I like the feel and the mystery in this image, I purposefully worked it so the “details” were a little less prominent.
Does this more processed variation appeal more? Yes? No?
Edit – as mentioned in the comments, a comparison would help – this isn’t the exact frame I used for the image above but its the one before so close enough