AFTER (I was trying to see if I could make it look stormy with the color and adding the vignette, but it turned out kind of weird...HOWEVER, I successfully cropped out all the dashboard stuff, so I still consider it a win!)
BEFORE & AFTER (Awww...my ex-dog. I may have three little canine monsters already, but I still miss lil' Bailey sometimes...what a cutie)
BEFORE & AFTER (The resolution wasn't really good enough on this pic to crop in as far as I did, but I was more trying to get the frame that I wanted than a super sharp pic)
All in all, I think pretty good success. Gonna try to continue practicing what I've already learned so I can integrate it into new lessons...woot!