For me Fred this is the Best of the Two. While I like the fact that the other image has more sky opened up showing more light in the sky and more of the White clouds that it also has lots of Noise in it as compared to this one which has NO Noise. I also like the Light shining on the Trees on the banks. Perhaps a very Slight burn on the Far right bank where the sunlight hits. Only wish you had posted the 0EV along with it. Very beautiful post Fred. Thanks for sharing.
agreed with ed, this one has more appeal