Wasn't keeping well over the weekend and hence no outdoors :-(
The idea of clicking this key struck me yesterday in office. And I learnt an important thing about my camera (not sure whether to call it a feature or a drawback coz I was a fool not to find it out all this while). While using Manual Focus, do not select the Macro option, it switches to Auto Focus - don't know if it is a general rule that applies to all cameras (I know I'm sounding like a big moron).
Anyways, the shot taken was moved to the PC and I immediately knew what needed to be done. The background was a bit overexposed, corrected it by reducing the saturation. There were some unwanted spots of reflecting light, which I burnt, some are still left though. And that was it - oh yes, my longing for Photoshop is now answered, I have gradutated from the good ol' Picasa to Gimp, which is almost equally good as PS as far as I could make out. Thanx to Anup for pointing me to Gimp :-)
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