Originally Posted by jconti3
Yes it is better sharpness-wise.
I do wonder if there's still too much in it though;
'statues' of wagon train
street lamps (and some flares)
night sky and stars (and sunset glow or light pollution)
I think you need to decide what it is a picture of - and that can be hard - if you knew before taking it, this would be a better image. e.g. perhaps by getting closer and shooting with a wider angle of view(?)
It may just be because I have been doing a first cull on hundreds of pictures I shot recently, but I am finding the same thing, I snapped (a lot), and somewhere in the images are some good photographs trying to get seen unfortunately, that now involves a far too dramatic crop to be feasible in many cases
Back to yours - the shooting of this was probably an almost magical event for you, I can sort of see how the elements would combine to produce that feeling for you, but it doesn't transfer to a casual observer (who wasn't there) well at all.
I think if mine I would;
remove the worst of the lens flares from the lamps
desaturate a little, perhaps selectively; e.g.
the foreground grasses look a bit too yellow
there's also a bright yellow patch of sky on tree line on RHS horizon
white balance better on buildings
But that still doesn't address the fundamental problem - what is the subject?
Hope that helps, but remember, it's just one view and there's no right or wrong to this,