I recently upgraded Lightroom to version 2. One of the neat new features is the ability to make adjustments on a mask over part of the photo, using a brush or a gradient (which is what I used here).
The results so far have been spotty, but that’s mostly because I need to get used to how this feature works. This is the first photo that turned out half well. I used the gradient adjustment to set the light levels in the foreground and background separately, in order to make them more consistent across the board.