Here is the failed photo. I'm glad it failed because it made me take a closer look...
Here is the fixed one. Is it enough?
I like it better. Brought back the overexposed bits.
I think it's much better, for sure! Any chance you could lift the shadows a bit to brighten up some of the particularly dark areas?
If I do too much there is noise. May be too much already?
It doesn't look too bad to me, but it's hard to see noise when stuff isn't the original size.
Let us know if it gets accepted!
They accepted my original fix before I had a chance to delete it and try uploading the last one... I appreciate the help!
Because of this, I am looking at all photos through a more critical eye. I hope it helps me become a better photographer!
Of course, If I win the lottery I can buy all the latest equipment, like a zoom lens that can fill the frame with half the moon, and a macro lens that can pick up on the facets in a fly's eye... just dreaming