I want to show you a good example where photo editing can improve an image.
This shot (of my daughter) was taken at Charlotte's 1st birthday party.
SOOC (straight out of camera)
I have done no edits (besides resizing for the web)
Colours are cold and exposure is wrong.
To get to this final stage, I adjusted the temperature, brightness, saturation. I also applied a photoshop action
Yes I have lost some detail of the building on the left but imo it's no loss.