I posted the top version some time ago. And I took a print of it to my Critique Group. To a person, they felt that I needed to create some separation between the foreground rock (which was the subject of the photograph) and North Seal Rock in the background. I think that this would have been best done in camera by moving to the right a bit. Having said that, I went to work in editing software. Adaptive Exposure(Adjust 5) helped significantly, but I decided to do more. I played a lot inside of Topaz Studio and Luminar. For the final touch, I applied an Orton look in Studio. The result is the bottom photograph.