I like the composition of the first photo.... but there is something going on there in this photo. The sky looks kind of abnormally blue, that is still alright. However, the threes have highly different exposures. The tree on the right is dark, while the one in the middle behind the barn is lighter, then the parts of the trees above the barn is dark again. Did you use a hard edge graduated ND filter or the ND feature of LR?
Thanks you, Sir, Dear RAKAMRAK.
Yes, Sir, In North Carolina, my adoped home state, We call Pure Carolina Blue sky = Super High Contrast Blue color ,As same as the Color of UNC, the Most Popular University in Chapel Hill , NC., Yes, Sir , I do not change any color in Photoshop, But at that time, After Beautiful Blue sky, The Rain Cloud start to move in that Area., Plus I use CPL + Coklin Graduated ND. = Make the Strange Feeling, Yes, I use Photoshop to bright up some of tree lines to make the good match to the Old Log Cabin.
Have a great day, Sir.