My friend Dianne turned me onto the great tutorial by Jessica Sprague to get your rather bland photos to literally pop off the screen. I am not a computer whiz by any stretch of the phrase. I can do the basics but all these actions that these people use...well I don't even attempt them. But Dianne assured me this was easy and you know what? She was right! If I can do it *anybody* can. So, be sure to check it out. You'll be amazed. You can find the tutorial here:
My before shot.
And after utilizing Jessica Sprague's technique. What a difference, no?