cannot disagree about the new comp. the horizon slant must be an optical illusion -- maybe because of the light or the 'curvature' of the beach, but it is perfectly aligned, according to my measurement. no boats to sink, but burds to shoot.... just kidding!!! on second look, there are two small boats? to the right that set an apparent end to the boundlessness of the water, tho. maybe that's me just being silly???
Yes I like this one much better as well and the detail in the trap shadow is exactly how much I wanted to see. In this one my only nit would be the curvature of the horizon but I'm not sure it's necessary to fix it.