Upload & Sell: On
Sacrificed the seaweed for the geometry with a haircut off the bottom & a trim off the top & right side ... and a crop to retain that retains the seaweed (a little closer to original).
For me, the seaweed is something you look "at", whereas the scene is something you look "through". Having an "at" and a "through" together can present some challenges at how to incorporate them together. The first one eliminates the "at" part, whereas the second one reduces some of the "through" part, shifting focus a bit more toward the "at" ... if that makes any sense.
Kind of in the "divide & conquer" realm that Chuck advocates from time to time ... or in my realm of "What's the point", i.e. is it the seaweed's texture or the scene's geometry that you are trying to convey to your viewer.