Next try. I processed the images twice, once for the sky, once for the rest. Better?
In my opinion, it technically is, but the sky was quite bright when I took the photograph, so for me it conveys less of the original scene. The colours of the foliage is better though.
I like to see detail in the sky, so for me the second shot is better, although the water in the foreground has suffered a little as a result, but none the less, I much prefer the second version.
Thanks for the input! Sitting behind the screen for hours can make me feel rather uncertain, as I cannot have a 'fresh look' at my own work.
I totally agree with that last statement, sometimes you can have the potential of a really great image, that needs gently teasing into existence and so spend so much time coaxing the best you can out of it, that you actually get fed up of looking at it.
Glen is Scots Gaelic for 'valley', not canyon. Admittedly it's a steeper valley than a strath, but not necessarily to the point of becoming a gorge (which is pretty much cognate with 'canyon'). Had you posted a photo of the Corrieshalloch Gorge, that would've been a canyon.
Thanks for the lesson Bill. I am still struggling with lochs, lochans, lakes, firths, estuaries, straits and bays