is there a way in photoshop to correct this? I did what I could with it to clean it up but still.. still learning photoshop..
Well as others have said, using a ND filter or even a polarizer would be a good idea for next time. I too have the Cokin system and I really love it (and the polarizer does do a decent job since someone mentioned it). However as far as fixing this shot, -if- you shot this in RAW and -if- you're using Photoshop CS3, the first thing I would do is try and reprocess it and use the "Recovery" and "Fill Light" tools to try and even things out a bit. If neither of the "ifs" above apply, then the only other thing I can really suggest is using the "Highlight/Shadow" filter in Photoshop to try and do the same thing. You could also try separating various elements into their own layers and try doing some selective levels adjustments, but honestly I don't think this shot is really worth that much effort (no offense).