Here is another before and after.
Yep, it was dark under the bridge and the sun wasn’t really shining either. My assistant wasn’t working that day either. (When it rains, it pours as the saying goes!)
In Photoshop I duplicated the layer and changed the blending mode to screen and lightened it a bit. Then I worked on their skin and bringing them out of the dark. I also added a bit of a texture. (And the rocks on the right look blown out in this smaller version of the photo, but they are a lighter brown in the actual photo.)
I was happy I was able to recover the detail and color and salvage the shot. I loved them just sitting under the bridge and hanging out…..