Rural Rays (Update)

Rural Rays, originally uploaded by Thomas Gehrke.
I can never seem to leave well enough alone and as I learn new Photoshop techniques, it triggers a need to revisit things I have done previously.

In this particular case, I started from the original RAW files and made all of my adjustments at 16 bits instead of the 8 bits I went with earlier. Level adjustments were much more precise giving this new version a depth and detail that the old one lacked, IMO.

Given that this seems to be a favorite of many people, I hope they enjoy the improvements.