I am very new to this digital photo thing, and am just getting started with Elements. I know how to crop, adjust contrast and use the heal tool, that is about it. I took this pic tonight at the sun was setting, and when I got home I realized that it is not a terrible pic, but the top is over exposed, and the front too dark in the shadows of the trees behind me. I would love to hear how I could have done this better while shooting, and what can be done to fix the background. Oh, I was using a D70 set to ISO 500, A mode at 4.8 handheld with no flash. Thanks for the help:redface: Michael Oh, I am thinking that my next purchase will be a SB600/800, it may be more usefull than new glass.