Thanks for the kind words, all. Homer - I agree I could have spent more time with that old car (and done a lot better with it). The good news is, it's on my inlaws' farm, so I can go back and snap it again next time I'm out at their place.
Pope - I think you're right about the crop. I'm a bit of a chronic under-cropper, I have to admit. I don't remember what I did with that particular shot. I took quite a few of that sunset and didn't have to do too much tweaking with them, since the view was unobstructed and the light was so good. I do remember thinking that the waterline should be roughly at the halfway point of the image, due to the mirror effect. Looking at it now, though, I can see that I missed that mark. I may try fooling around a bit and see how it looks trimmed up a bit.
Homer - that two-photo stitch is simply stellar . . .
I did try to snap a few this morning up in the mountains, where we spent the last couple of days after the holiday, but I got out too late and didn't have much luck. This was probably the most interesting of the lot, although it's not all that great. Anyway, thanks again!