John, They're both delicate and exquisite. I like them both. To me, when I put the original version of #2 next to the shadowless revision, the original comes off as the better of the two. I think both of these are potential candidates for a contest, though I'm not sure which one. Probably Color magazine's portfolio contest. At first I didn't see the color as essential to the pictures, but after looking at them a bit longer I concluded I was wrong. The subtle blues really are important to both. Bravo!