350 votes?! I'm amazed... Thank you for your votes and comments!
I must say - I've had lower expectations for this one. Why? Well, there is a little story behind it and maybe some of you might find it interesting or useful.
This particular picture is in fact a recreation of one of my earlier photos. The original photo was taken about 6 months ago, won a few contests and was proudly retired. Those contests had nothing to do with framing or any other theme, just an ordinary POTD contests.
Then, I saw 'Framing' contest on DPC... I remembered the retired photo and decided to repeat the shooting session, not only to follow the DPC rules, but to find out what has changed in 6 months regarding my shooting skills and such... The important thing was not to look at the original photo because that would have killed the experiment. However, as I had found out later, there was a downside to this - two pictures were not taken at the same time of the day (nor the same time of the year for that matter).
So... went on the location, took a few shots, picked one picture, cropped it, adjusted levels and shadow/highlight ratio, played with curves, resized the edited picture and here we are.
Any improvement in 6 months? That's for you to judge, here's the older picture