Hi, Nathan, four very good variants, v1 for me, I don`t think the black and white versions work very well, you are immediately drawn to the burnt out flames of the lamp, which takes your eyes away from a very good composition. The coloured version you are also drawn to the flame of the lamp but it enhances the image tremendously. With regard to the softer focus effect, imo I think you should perhaps have gone for a more aged look, or combined soft focus into the processing technique. As always a very well thought out image.
Well done my friend.