Moving closer to the shoreline, a different story was to be told. Not as emotional so much as documentary, this image speaks more to the life cycle of the forest. The fallen leaves sinking into the water, where they will be used as food and become part of the lakebed soil.
In both images, I used Adjustment Brushes in the background to tone down the evergreens and pump up the birches and the maple sapling.
Despite negative reviews, I like make use of the Auto Mask to help in separating out the areas I don't want affected by the brush. It can be spotty at times, but it's easy enough to clean up those areas afterwards.