I am a Northern Utah Photographer.
That is a beautiful shot! I love both and honestly I am amazed that you don't edit any of your photos because they look fantastic! I always have to fix mine. You're right about using it as a crutch, but you have had excellent results without it. Amazing! I love the "gather" shot, it really tells a story. And that sepia toned one looks awesome too. Love all of them, I love seeing your photos and hearing about your "vision" it's great :) Love you
Also, I really like this one softened, it looks beautiful. Go photoshop! I love to see you using your amazing talents.