Thank you very much for your comments. However (and you are of course entitled to your opinion, you don't have to like my picture), the colors and the white balance are actually quite accurate (grey board in hand). As for the sharpness, even looking at 100%, everything seems tack sharp to me, from the naked tree at the bottom left, all the way to Mound Shucksa. If the clouds appear that sharp, it is probably because of too much sharpening, II might agree on that, although I like the drama that they bring to the scene. As for the practicing, I have been working at it for a while and continue to do so, don't worry about that... And I consider Photoshop as another tool to create the image that I wanted, it becomes as important as the camera, the lens, and all of the composing techniques, the in camera exposure adjustments, DOF etc. Also, I have to admit that I like to take the best shot that I can in the conditions that I have, and I like to spend as little time as possible editing.
Thank you very much. The light was just wonderful that day. Although the light was really excellent, I decided to bracket the shot and merge to HDR as well to really bring all of the nuances in the foreground.