Responding to 08fg2
Haha. I know what you're talking about but editing and then posting them here or any other photography venue will help a great deal. You have to do it a lot to learn what is over the top and what is not. Even the littlest changes like cropping can change a photo.
I don't want to keep posting the same pics over and over but I feel it's a good example of editing. While I'm not great at it by any means, it just goes to show what could be done with very little work. Also keep in mind that everyone, and I mean everyone is going to have their own opinion and style. So take all advice and apply it to how you like to do things.
This is not the original but it's almost identical
Final edit. (I went through a few)