Not to say I should not have some post processing fun! I took all four of these photos yesterday. All of them of the same tree off my deck at the same time of day, with the same lens and the same camera settings. They are in order; the first one being my favorite. Much of it has to do with the post processing of the photo, the cropping, etc as they all looked about the same when I uploaded them. And when I went to assign them the key word "branch", it was there, because I take a lot of photos of branches it seems. Somehow it just feels right to me, and that makes me think that I am on my way of finding my eye.
Hope your day is amazing,