V1 for me is to harsh. With the light that you had the line of trees and the valley in the middle background would have had a hazy look as in V2. In my mod I've sharpened the grass showing though the snow which adds a bit of depth. I've also sharpened the sky a little.
Try and pay attention to the composition of the shot before actually taking it. If you find it difficult to get the shot straight using the viewfinder then change to live view, live view will give you a better idea how the end result will look.