Exercise 1.9 soft light
In the first image I experimented with darker tones in the levels adjustment of the mid-tones. In the second I left them a bit lighter. In the third image, a different landscape perspective, I left the tones more contrasted as there was more light in the scene.
In terms of learning from this exercise I saw that the tonal variation can have quite a big effect in interpretation of the image. Somewhat removed from the real and original image I see that one can create a particular feel with the landscape.
Below sample 2 image before black and white conversion and tonal change.