I like this version DaveBoth nice but count me in on the first one. I like the more complete canopy of leaves and the tunnel like look of the road in the first image compared to the second with more gaps of sky shining through. I also like the wall like look of the right hand tree trunks in the top image resulting from camera positioning and perspective which reinforces that sense of a tunnel into the colorful trees.
I might even try a crop that leaves out the background to the right and some of the far left hand side of the screen to emphasize that path of color into the image and leading towards that bright spot in the distance. IOW, maybe something along these lines(just a 16x9 crop and a bit of vignette):
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Great shots both of them!