Here's an image I captured in Trier, Germany recently; constructive criticisms welcomed.
The sky looks very rich - don't change a thing. On the village, have you tried a bit of curves to bring up the low tone just a bit to show more detail?
Another thing I would experiment with is perspective control. Plumbing up the verticals might be an intriguing concept. Certainly your 1Ds image has enough pixel to support such manipulation. Just a thought, worth a try?
I think the tint (assuming there is one) suits the material perfectly. Again, very rich and Teutonic.
On a totally unrelated note - how have you been? I sure hope you found that the military is suiting you and delivering the intended returns you were seeking.