The other version was even lighter and more elegant, I think, but it's fun to see how you by simply inverting the picture can produce such a different expression. (I believe it would also look good if tilted 90 degrees ccw.)
I find it interesting, too, Nils. For me, I instinctively view this version as a nighttime image (hence the title) but the other version as a daytime image. And there's no denying that we've all developed different associations for daytime and nighttime. Thanks so much for the comment!
(You made me curious about the orientation, so I pulled the image into Photoshop. Even after rotating and reversing it every way that I could, I still prefer this orientation. I don't have any explanation for it - maybe it's just that I've seen it this way so many times. )
You're welcome! And you're probably right about the orientation. Flipping the image is just another one of those simple changes that might surprise with a whole new expression in an abstract work. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Such an elegant comment. Thank you for sharing it, Mona! It is interesting how we can react somewhat differently to two versions of the image. I must admit that I experience slightly different feeling when I view them too.