A massive thanks to everybody who commented on the previous version of this image. I was blown away by the amount of comments people made and it was invaluable to have so many people (including some very talented photographers) offer their opinions. It really allowed me to go back and re-evaluate the image with fresh eyes.
This is a totally new image made from the reprocessed RAW files. It's still a blend of 3 exposures but no HDR and is I feel much more faithful to how the scene looked. It's still quite dark but it was about 20 mins after sunset so it was quite dark & I wanted to keep that feel. The mountains are also covered in temperate rainforest which is a very dark green when its wet (and it was very wet!). The lighter mountains in the distance and the stripe on the right are bare wet rock which is reflecting more light. The stripe on the right is the result of a tree avalanche!
If you read this far thanks for sticking with me!
PLEASE DO VIEW THIS ONE LARGE AS THERE IS A LOT MORE DETAIL ESPECIALLY IN THE DARKER AREA