The original photograph features background distractions, an uneven horizon line, reflection/glare, and an inaccurate reddish coloration. In the edited photograph, you can see that I've corrected all of these problems.
I have a bachelors degree in fine arts, and nearly ten years experience using Adobe Photoshop to prepare images and graphics for publication. I also have three years of web and print design experience.
In addition to my art degree, I also have a minor in writing, as well as experience in print journalism.