I think I remember the original and yes, this one is better. The shadows and reflections are more proper. If you don't mind one little comment, this scene seems just too calm to me. Usually (and this is only my opinion) when the air is clear and bright, creating the beautiful blues that you have here, there is some kind of light breeze creating some ripples on the water. Foggy scenes with grayed skies and seas can (and often are) very flat like this.
I might be all wet here, but that is just the feeling I get looking at it.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day - Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day! Joe V.