The difference of these two images is 1 year 17 days days. I had been playing with the image on and off for a while, but I was never happy with it when I first created it on April 16th. Over the course of time I've learned that posting your work right away may actually hinder the response of the finished piece. I'm learning the value of waiting to release works, not for the sake of being a perfectionist, but waiting for a clear path to appear when working on a piece. Not every piece will take this long, but some images are more challenging than others. What I've learned is not to be afraid to "take my time" with a more challenging Piece. I want to love ALL my work. I don't want to have pieces that I love less.