I think this statements describe one of the most important effects of dA! Fortunately the comments at dA seems to me always friendly and in a civil tongue, nobody gets unobjective or insulting like in other communities I saw.
Thanks Max! Well, I waited until the sun was behind the mountain. That way I got no overblown highlights. I used the dynamic range optimizer on level 5 to get the shadowy areas more exposed and of course I shot this in RAW and I did the customized conversion which gave me more options with the colors.