I started realizing that I was amputating after the shots, in post. I am working on that one more and more. Lighting is a larger learning curve for me and after realizing that my "monitor" (a 32" TV) was contributing to how I was editing. I have, since these were posted, purchased a decent monitor and will have to begin again with many of these edits.
I appreciate the response.
No salt needed, I rub it in my wounds to show that I am still alive.