This was an obvious photography fail.
I'd been taking pictures out in the bright sunlight when
Cholita came running across the shadowed patio,
wearing her sister's too-big dress and a pink crown,
draped in her rag of a blankie.
It was a photo op too good to pass up.
Unfortunately, I didn't think to change my camera settings
and the result was predictably dark.
I am a complete newbie at photo editing,
so I messed around with the picture in I-Photo,
a program equal to my abilities.
I cropped, upped the exposure, downplayed shadows,
and generally just moved cursors
until things looked interesting.
From there, I went over to Photoshop Elements,
a foreign land to me,
and used Coffeshop's Black and White action.
I like it.
Somewhat artsy, don't you think?