@Oregun: Thanks for posting the original! The blur still looks a bit weird to me but I guess it happens sometimes; I don't take many long-exposure waterfalls myself so it's probably just me.
However, I prefer the original to your edit. You tried to balance out the highlights and shadows a bit, but that's mostly a losing proposition in a scene like this with a huge contrast range. The specular highlights on the rocks are basically sunlight directly reflected into the lens, so they should remain blown-out. Since there's no information there but pure white, the recovery you've applied turns them to even gray, which looks strange (also, you've increased chromatic aberration somehow, hot sure how that happened - see the purple fringing at bottom right). Did you use some kind of HDR tool?
Furthermore, on the waterfall itself and the water streams, it looks like you desaturated and brought back the highlights too. IMO if you wanted to get rid of the blueish hue, white balance was the way to go (it doesn't look like you touched global white balance between the original and the edit). Again, pulling back the highlights was a bit excessive. Since the white areas in sunlight are also basically reflections of the sun (I'm thinking of that stream on the right side), you kind of expect the white point of the image to be there.
I'm not at home so I can't do an edit myself, but here's how I would have proceeded:
- adjust WB to add a bit of warmth/magenta to taste
- decrease global exposure by maybe one stop (?)
- I'd have let the shadows go deep but it's personal taste; brighten them if it's your preference
- brighten up the waterfall in the background a bit
- pull down the highlights in the middle of the image to recover the leaves, BUT make sure that the specular highlights remain such
It's not always easy to recover detail in bright areas without moving the white point but I feel that's what this picture needed.
Anyway, just my long-winded 2c .