Nice image...BUT...and this is just a personal thing. The image looks a bit creepy. The rocks and sticks in the foreground almost resemble skulls and bones when processed like this. The shadows cast by the rocks, create an eerie feel to this beautiful scene. The image is one that should be a softer one, depicting a serene scene....so (again...in my opinion) this type post processing does not work well.
Interesting though....it has a certain "feel" to it, I'll say that.
Wonderful scene Preston. I like the light & tone. I did not get the same sense Rick did. Now that I read what he said I can see what he means but it does not bother me. The color and composition are great. My only nit would be to tone down the halo at the top of the mountain.