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A very nice composition you have here. I agree that #1 is the best here.
As to web presentation, all of my shots here are at 300kb or less. Prepping shots for the web isn't that hard, but also in some ways it can be an art form...
Here are my basic steps:
1. Convert from 16 bit to 8 bit
2. Convert to sRGB
3. Change image size to 800pix wide
4. Use a light UnSharp Mask (usually are 30 or so to bring sharpness back to the shot)
5. Save as a jpg with a quality of 10
Those basic steps are with Photoshop. I have a slight alteration to that for use with my D800, but those basic steps will convert your photos for the web and get them down into the 300kb range.
Let me know if that helps,