Thanks for the input. the photos are two different photos of the same subject I just didn't go as far with the saturation in the second one . The water is brown because it is brown it is the Mississippi river.
I may have overdone it for some....great looking spot for fall colors!
Your edit is a little over done for what I was going for here but I appreciate the response.It has a HDR look to it and that is the next thing, after learning LR, that I want to try.
Qbx I like your edit thanks for the critique I am going to play with it some more. I am just learning LR and will post more photos as I learn new things.