So interesting Mike: technically this image dwarfs your original presentation of the subject. However, the originals have such a special character and mystique that they reach the art realm IMO. This version just doesn't move me. I very much appreciate all the effort you put into addressing my concerns: you have taught me something of immense importance. Best--jtHere is another image from the lens processed in a very different way I added a cooling blue filter no grain and sharpening. I think added a negative darkening vignette to it. Hope this helps.
PS. I don't know for sure but I believe that the Images are over sharp on this site?
A friendly welcom by Mike Skerritt, on Flickr