#3 WAS taken at a less than ideal time, about 15 minutes before noon to be precise. I felt alright with the outcome, but as you are the second person who thinks it looks overexposed I made a (very) slight adjustment.
I appreciate the feedback. It's easy to lose sight of minor details going through so many photos in post, and it really helps keep things in perspective.
This one is a big improvement. Thanks for sharing.