Here I wanted to warm up the colors in her face, while adding some depth to the shadows making them pop out of the very light background.
Picture of a Place
Here I actually cropped it down somewhat to remove some of the distracting objects on the left side of the frame. I added a little more contrast to the colors, deepened the blacks and shadows. I also straightened out the house, as it was slightly skewed.
Picture of Things
I brightened things up slightly to bring out more of the colors in the brown grasses. You can see more colors in the water. I wanted to brighten the green head of the mallard and make the color really pop out of the background.