Just noticed this, thought I'd throw in my 2 cents especially since I've just realized that Critiques aren't a premium feature anymore
So, basically it seems like an amazing view that's sort of hampered by two things, and those are: 1) lack of an obvious focal point, and 2) poor lighting conditions.
Obviously for the second one, there's not much you can do if you're on a day trip and you come across a scene you'd like to photograph at the given moment, so in that regard you've certainly compensated for poor lighting with excellent post-processing. Colors are vivid and features are sharp. The color of the water in the lake is gorgeous, and the contrast between that and the whites in the clouds and the blues in the mountains is stunning.
On the first point: composition seems to be my biggest gripe. The trees in the foreground are flat and distorted by the wide angle lens and I don't think they work well to draw your eye deeper into the image; it's a flat plane on top of another flat plane. I might have gone for something with a bit more parallax leading towards the background of the image, it makes for a visually more interesting photo. Additionally, with regards to aforementioned poor lighting, the shadows are quite dark. Maybe bring up the blacks and shadows in Camera Raw?
At any rate, on the whole the colors make up for it. It's overall a nice image, but knowing the caliber of artist you are and the standards you hold your work to, I know you're capable of elevating your shots to another level entirely, Tobias.
One final note with regards to landscape photography (which we're all guilty of at some point)... triangle shapes in the corners of images (in this one, the grass) tend to kill the composition. It's not a deal-breaker in every shot, but it's something to consider. iso.500px.com/landscape-photog…
"Mistake" number 3 on that list. Also an interesting read if you plan on pursuing it further. 500px is pretty pretentious lately and not always right, but there are some great tips in there.