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Saw this on a 13" Macbook screen.
First, I think it does communicate a mood very nicely. I also like the longer crop of the original and especially dislike what seem on this screen to be overagrressive post processing and the total blotching of apparent detail in the grass in Bob's version (my apologies, Bob, just my opinion, no offense meant).
On that note, it's kind of interesting that the grass/foreground is much blotchier than the sky. I was under the impression that, especially at a reduced sized jpg, that more detail would be present there given the camera/lens settings.
The only thing I might add, is that a longer crop than the original (which was 2.1:1) would be better. I would try a 2.4:1ratio or so - this would cut out the sky and give more prominence to the line of trees, the colors, and the sun. But then, maybe I've watched too many anamorphic Panavision movies.
AuntiPode - I see the artifact. What is it called, how does it come about and how to avoid/fix it?