Jeeezzz, you can't win. Ask the rest of the workshop that was there, the image is pretty much as it was. The few things I did are, 1, using a layer mask (adjustment layer) in Capture One I darkened the sky a bit about 2 stops. It's my graduated filter. 2. I increased contrast just a tad as I normally do for my landscapes. 3. I used the shadow recovery tool to bring back some detail in the trees and shadow areas but not much at all. 4. Added 15 points on clarity to open up some of the low contrast areas in the mid tones. And, I added like 7 (which is nothing) in the saturation slider. That was all I did in Capture One. It didn't change the scene much other than let me capitalize on the information in a IQ180 back file. In PhotoShop I did retouch some wires in the picture out. I used NIK Viveza to remove a color cast in the top corners which were a result of not doing an LCC correction image with this exposure. So, NO BIG saturation or anything really special on this shot. This is a very popular and liked image. I have a 40x55 inch print of it and it quite lovely and with astounding detail. It draws you in because you can actually see people in the train car windows.
This shot and others not yet published here were made on a PODAS workshop I lead in Scotland last year. The color was spectacular and the weather and light incredible. I didn't have to do a lot to Rabereyes this image or others shot there, as nature did it for me. And, just for all those interested here are the Capture One values so you can see there was nothing unusual done. WB 5407, Tint -0.3, Ex. -0.06, contrast 3, brightness 0, saturation 7, Highlight recovery 30, Shadow recovery 5, clarity 15. The sky was -2 in local adjustments. Finally I added a .76EV vignette.
So, Jeremyrth you can get off your hands now. The things I did on this image and others I make are no different than you might do in the darkroom in the good ole days. Yes, I had fun as I always do with my photography. I really like this image and so do a lot of other people.