It was nice to get up into the mountains and out of the city heat. This is about an hour drive out of Denver.
That's what I wanted to know. I see something strange with the color as well and can't seem to put my finger on it. This shot was at high altitude on a clear day so maybe UV or IR contamination. Perhaps its the filter. :?
It's a nice shot, and I think the motion of the water is captured well. I would prefer this to a longer exposure where some areas of the water are blown out to completely white and featureless. I agree with Paul though that the WB/color seems a bit off; it seems a bit too cool/blue.
I think that I prefer the first image...when I began to read the thread from the beginning, you seemed disappointed with the first image. Personally, I think that you did a great job with it...just enough blur in the water...the second image is just a bit too much. You did fine with the first attempt.
I only have two different captures of this scene. One without the bridge and one with. The one with the bridge has not been processed yet. Some may think it strange that I only took 2 images. I spend more time looking at the scene without a camera than I do actually taking the image.