Playing with Photoshop on a snow day

First snow of the year! Kelli and I trekked outside so I could get my shot for the day. This is the first time I've tried getting an outdoor, daytime shot with my camera.

I had to play with this one in photoshop for a bit. The original just didn't really draw your eye in, because there wasn't enough light on Kelli's face, so there wasn't enough contrast between the subject and the background. I pulled the image into photoshop and placed Kelli's face on a separate layer so that I could up the exposure and color temperature. Then I darkened the background a bit. Here is the original if you'd like the compare!

I also took this photo of a rotted berry. Poor guy.