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This picture was a challenge, I shot it in RAW. I downloaded it from the card using Lightroom. I then tried to manipulate it in that program. The result was disasterous. Apparently the RAW image needs to be converted to an editable format before fiddling with it.
I could not figure out what to do in either Photoshop or Lightroom. After staying up until 3 in the morning messing around, I installed the software that came with the camera. Canon provides a RAW viewer. It converted the image to a TIF and the problem was solved. From there Lightroom did just fine.
This is what I was getting before I took the above steps: