I wanted to see if I could make this into an image with a more artistic feel to it; to see what I could accomplish without using one of the one-click apps that convert photos to oils or watercolour.So I brought up the details and liked what was happening in the sky and the branches of the tree.
I adjusted the colour in the sky
I added median filter to the land area to reduce the sharp details, except for the tree which I wanted to keep sharp. It’s admittedly a very slight difference in detail but I liked the difference.
I added a Gaussian blur to push the right hand side of the image back further and make it less distinct and tweaked the land colours very slightly. This is the final image
Horseshoe Canyon, Alberta