Well dear Dirk, the reason to play with this image was that, as you, I already liked the first version, but I still was curious if I can get something better. Especially now when I try to use new tools. Tools like my new Wacom table and lightroom 3. So purely as exercise and learning target.
I have spent today only few moments, still using Lightroom 2, and here is a result. I am not satisfied and hopefully I will make something better. At this second take I was more or less trying to get same result using new tool. Unfortunately there is no pressure sensitivity for Wacom tables in this old version of lightroom, but I have learn to use brush for local adjustment. For many it can be basic, long known, knowladge, but for me, person who is using for over eight years completely different software it was nice lecture.
Lecture first a bit disappointing, later felt like discovery and even later it get a bit exciting. Hopefully LR3 will provide more joy and options. I will see. Anyway I have plan to go taking some images tomorrow morning if there will be sunny time. I have not that that for quite while and even forecast is for rather chilly weather I am looking forward to it.
And of course here is the image from today: