I couldn't agree more about converting this to a B&W ! ! ! To my eye, color actually distracts, not adds to the look I would prefer for this image, so I would get rid of the color.Nice picture mate... Twas screaming out for a B/W version lol. So I took the liberty to play around with it, hope you don't mind.
... and, yet one more alternative, here is what literally spending one minute in Photomatix (an HDR program) and then "pressing the button" can give you - a totally different look. This is why one absolutely must have a clear vision of what you want (...hopefully, before you even take the photograph), rather than foundering around "trying things". There are just too many choices available.
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I have to so totally disagree with this opinion, but it is an opinion of course. In color, it hardly needs any fiddling at all. Yeah, the FG trees diverge in sharpness from the next objects, but to me that is not even obvious at first glance, really minor. We have started to get so technical about the tiniest details that I think it can be discouraging, so nit pickish, about art that can stand on its own two feet.I couldn't agree more about converting this to a B&W ! ! ! To my eye, color actually distracts, not adds to the look I would prefer for this image, so I would get rid of the color.