Above are two screen shots i took whilst editing my photos on Photoshop. I used most of the same tools and steps to edit all my images. I started by selecting the ballon using the 'quick selection' tool and then used the 'inverse' option which changes the selection from everything but the ballon. I then reduced the saturation to get the muted look i was going for. I finally adjusted the curve levels which gave the images some darker tones which i thought looked quite effective.