Katie had the fantastic idea of one of us offering up a photo to others to play with in post processing. I'll be the first to offer up a photo for plays. Play with it however you would like to, but definitely practice doing a clean edit. It's very important to know how to process images without using actions so you can create your own style. When you're done, post it to this thread and list the steps that you took so others can know how you did it. It's all about learning. Maybe someone did something that you didn't know about, but love the result.
I can't wait to see how everyone interprets this image of my son from October. If you click on the image, it will bring you to Flickr. I have uploaded the full size image so you can practice editing that size, so just click on Actions and View all Sizes. This is straight out of the camera (SOOC). It was shot in RAW, and only brought in Lightroom on the default settings, and exported as a jpeg.