I've managed to crop it into the way I liked, and this first image is 100% unprocessed, straight out of camera (except for the crop, of course). It had the cold tones of early morning and looked flat.
Maybe I've already spent too much time on this "miss". But since I already worked on it a bit, I wondered how much more can I do to it to try to bring some life into it. A little contrast is certainly welcomed, and perhaps a tweak in color temperature to make it warmer?
Let's take color out of the equation. I like both versions.