Tim, I'm not sure but I think I like this one better - may be easier if you could do a side by side ? One thing though about this IMO and im far from an expert is that your foreground interest (large rock I assume), is now just a blur, so not certain that works or adds to the scene ? The blurring around the edges does draw my eye into the photo though, which is what I think I like, apologies for the confused reply !
Tim, the blur does force one to look down the center, but the stream does that in the original. I find the blur a little distracting -- almost as though the photo were taken through some nearby bushes. On the other hand, I do think that the latest crop works better:wink:.
This might have been a good one for Gordon, Wade, et al to consider. Too bad the photo clinic sub-forum has been closed down:frown:.