A little Googling revealed a world of new information to me regarding photo editing with The Gimp - my super-cool, open-source, photo-editing software of choice. That I don't really know how to use.
So, armed with a tiny bit of new knowledge and a fistful of poorly-exposed photos, I set out to see what I could do.
Here are four versions of the one photo I am pretty sure I will upload to the contest website. Help me decide which edit is best!
1) The original image:
2) Just a nudge in the right direction:
3) Lots of contrast - but is it too much?
4) Black and white - and maybe a little lifeless:
I'll try to put a few more asking-your-opinion posts tonight and tomorrow. I'm far enough into this project to have lost all sense of judgment. Seriously.