I love both photos, but the end result is amazing. It is fun to play with PhotoShop. When one learns how to manipulate a photo, the options are endless. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful result. Waiting for you to have a few more rainy days.
I'm so encouraged by all the positive feedback I've received from this attempt that I'll probably keep going on the idea of enhancing photographs I was previously happy with. But not very many rainy days in SoCal