Frankly, I've seen this scene before, I first thought, then I clicked once - well, surely good but such a familiar scene again? I hesitated but clicked again, and got enchanted. That's the real story behind this problematic beaut.
I think it stands a good chance of making POTW
Phil, you have hit the nail on the head with all the things you are planning to do. Sounds like you know what you are doing and certainly don't need any tips from me. The only tip I can give is the timing. I love shooting right after sunrise and before sunset. I really like that warm look. Of course filters help a lot. Sometimes when I want to take my time, I combine filters. For example darkening the landscape while giving a warm look to the sun covered tips of the mountains. Contrast makes all the difference.