Our LIttle Elephant
I did one of these photos years ago, but I wanted it to coordinate with a second page. (It won't get posted for a few months because it works for another challenge).
While the smaller photo is no masterpiece, it was so dark you could hardly see what it was.
I used several adjustment layers to fix it: exposure, levels and brightness/contrast. The spots where the sun is shining were distractingly bright, so I used the adjustment layer's mask to "paint away" the brighter portions of the adjustment layer. The photo isn't perfect, but I think it is useable.
Thanks for looking!