Taking a picture of misty scenery where any direct sunlight is missing is technically quite easy. You don’t have to worry much about overexposed or underexposed areas because tones are mostly in medium lightness range. Low dynamic range of scene however leads to a low contrast between tones therefore close tones tends to melt into one. Picture consequently looses details and colors look pale.
So the first aspect that I would recommend you to focus on is increasing contrast while processing the picture. I see there is some space at your picture to stretch histogram more towards lights and slightly towards darks. It helps but not too much because you risk unnatural appearance. The key to smartly overcome a low dynamic range is hidden in high contrast increase only in mid-tones. I would also increase vibrancy and even slightly saturation to accent autumn colors of trees. Again mostly in mid-tones to avoid over burnt colors.
With above mentioned corrections the picture might easily move to a higher class of your portfolio. Anyway this is still a very good work! I found a lot of premium photos in your portfolio and some of them are really inspiring!
All right, I understand that when you make thoursands of - as you say - "impressive" pictures with high contrast and vivid colors then you tend to look for somethink else. If this was your pure intention to get this kind of image then I would slightly revise my final rating.
Anyway I just have to repeat what I wrote in my critiques. You have a lot of awesome and briliant pictures in your portfolio. I especially love your BW photos that are simply astonishing! So keep inspire us with your next work!
Thanks for your time ,
In fact .. I like these quite neutral tones .. I think I don't it to be too aggressive .. ( color / contrasts ) .. I set the contrasts to - 4 , very low .. to keep something soft and gentle .
Gentleness adds mystery and beauty here I think , ... but , yes , I'm always tempted and used to go in a more "impressive" direction ( contrasts / colors ) .. But I also got slightly bored about these visions and I'm trying to change , to evolve .
sorry for my english .