Q u e n t i n wrote:
Your third retouch doesn't really make a difference in my opinion.
That's the joy of editing; I've stayed faithful with the original images and what the third one lacked were the untidy bottom right corner and the lack of sharpness in depth. I addressed both these and altered the white balance with a slight cooling filter. When you view both of these side-by-side, you'll notice the subtle difference that makes one an unpolished photo, and the other more refined.
I'm all for shooting as best as you can in-camera for landscapes to reduce time spent post-processing, but when I do, I hope you can see that I tend to favour faithful reproductions rather than major reworkings of the scenes. Of my three reworkings of your images, the second one is most different because of the lithographic effect I created to give the image a mood and false impression of age.
Here's hoping I've managed to open your imagination to go and explore a little minor post-processing.