Yeah! I have never participated in constructive feedback friday, so I am really excited to get some help! I love taking outdoor pictures, but the lighting isn't always the best. I took this shot with my Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT. I'm not sure about the EXIF Data for the picture was.
What I don't like:
~The Brightness! It's so splotchy around his face. Is there any way to make it look good afterward, or to avoid this altogether when is this kind of situation outside?
~Also, is there any way to edit out the play gym in the top right corner, without making it look bad?
Here is my edit. I use Photoshop version 8, which I am still learning and hope to get a newer version soon. I just did the Auto Color adjustment, which helped a little, but nothing else I did looked good.
I appreciate any help and criticism you can give me on these subjects or not. I really want to improve my skills. THANKS!