O.K., who wants to take me under their wing and be my online Photoshop trainer/mentor? You think I'm joking? I'm serious here. I want so badly to learn what I'm doing with Photoshop.
Take this photo for example. I love the mood, the reflection, the ripples in the water. However, it's too dark, right? So....
Anyway, here's my attempt at fixing the above photo. Not too bad. I lightened it so (if you're viewing the larger version), you can actually see the eye of the goose now... hmm, that sounds like a song Eyeeeeee of the Gooooooose. Oh sorry, back to the technical stuff. Anyway, I think I took something away from the photo, and I'm not sure what I did wrong or how to do it better.
My attempt to 'fix' (I use that term lightly).
The image is not too flat - too 2-dimensional.
I lost detail, and I feel I lost a lot of mood in the photo.