Very Painterly Sara. Great Post....8+
Agreed- a beautiful shot!
I don't mind the painterly look. Seems really smooth to me
Needs a fuller tone range. Try brightening the overall image and giving it a 'pull down' in curves. At the moment the whites look a little grey.
Superb Sara, I agree with Karl's comments also....
Fantastic! A slight crop will improve the overall image. Consider increasing the EV by +1/3 and increasing Gamma to 1.1