> suggest you consider cropping on the right side, just to the right of the highway. I think it will strengthen the impact of your image, and remove the distraction of the bridge.
At one point I thought of extending the forest canopy to effectively hide the bridge, for the reason you mentioned. But I decided to keep it as I like the scene.
> My shot was at dawn, and I would have liked a bit more sky interest, but I love how we both found the inclusion of the bridge element to be essential.
Interesting how two takes from almost the same location can produce such widely differing results. I want to make it to this area during sunrise on an atmospheric rich morning, but for the last several months I've been in one of the blurs of headlight you captured. heading east....