Looking at the thumbnails, I'm drawn to #1 first. I think it's because there appears to be a little more contrast in the color tones. But when I click on both images and view them at full size, I definitely prefer #2 because it looks a little more natural (ie: more light-handed with the post-processing). Personally I might prefer the highlights to be a bit softer, but we all have our own preferences...that's what makes this art so fun. So I vote for #2. It's a beautiful image.