There is so much editing you can do to photos. Some of it is great. You can erase things in the background that distracts from the image, you can lighten an image, you can straighten an image, you can turn it to a black and white image or a sepia one. There are those who believe you can go too far with the editing process. There are those who dislike HDR (I am not one of them).
Tonight, I decided to play a little with the filters in Photoshop Elements. I really liked how this turned out. I think you may be seeing some more edited images in the near future. They are really fun to play with.