V1`s ok, never been big on landscapes myself.
V2, think you have pretty much nailed the lensbaby
One thing I look out for in shots like this and try to avoid are the blobs of saucer shaped light, sometimes they work, sometimes they don`t. The bright red one looks a little out of place, there not always easy to avoid.
The scene reminds me a little of the Kennet running through Reading.