Above is the finished result and it took a bit of work. It started with simple removal of dirt marks on the background and general cleanup. There were curves, colour balance and saturation adjustments. Lots of dodging and burning. Noise removal after the crop and a final high pass filter to add more pop. I’m quite happy with the result but it also shows how a little on axis fill would have saved some work in post.
Below is the straight out of camera image.