Well after the genuinely very interesting critique, which i believe was a genuine attempt to help better the image...i have to say the edited version does nothing for the image at all, come on look at it again its dreadful devoid of everything that made the original appealing in the first place. If that edit is technically correct, iam very happy to stay technically incorrect....for me its flat lifeless and bland, for those who have reviewed both images and consider the edit a better image...id stick to colour lol.
Two issues have been useful, the possibility of the halo and the dark left and corner FG which i may look at. Some of the opinions trotted out as critique are just funny i guess that's the inherent trouble with a large site and web based crit in general....just what are the credentials of the people doing the talking? (not aimed at any one particular person for those who will no doubt decide what i mean by that).
I would say that for the time being i definitely will not be posting my images in the crit section, (as this one wasn't) as iam not at all convinced it will help me make better images.
As this image wasn't posted in the crit section i would ask that the edit is removed.