So here are my puzzle edits. On all three I did the LR presets General Punch and Flat Tone, so I should/could have synced, but I also did a Lens Correction vertical but only on two of them. On the one with the streak of light I also raised my blacks a tad in order to cause the shadows to be even darker. Here one of the original so you can best see how changing the vertical under manual lens correction to -48 with constrain crop checked changed the perspective of the puzzle.
here, including my last one. On my photo of my friend, I'm not sure it would be correct to say it was overexposed since the exposure on my friend was about right, but the background had certainly lost a lot of color. So aside from my normal two presets, dialing down the clarity, I used adjustment brushes to soften her skin a little and then all over the background to take down the exposure and brightness, take up the saturation, I tweaked that brush until I don't remember what exactly but I was satisfied. In the lower right corner I also added blue to the brush, but couldn't quite get what I wanted, still here are those results:
So check out the other Fall edits over at Ashley's blog. I've already peeked at a few, and they are good!