Other than that, Elements makes the whole process pretty easy, even for beginners. They have options that will guide you through the process of editing your photo, and if you would like to undo something you've done, it's easy. I found myself messing around with the contrast, colors, and saturation until I reached my desired level.
The photo was taken just outside of Athens, GA (just south of The University of Georgia), in a town called Watkinsville. It's a small town and has lots of photo opportunities. I took advantage of the golden hour to get the lighting just right on this water tower.