All I can say is wow. That edit really improves on the image. The removal of the pole makes all the difference in the photo. Now that it's gone I feel that my eyes are pulled by the roof line down to the water where the boats then pull in my attention. The green in the back then becomes a nice background.
As you can tell I'm still very new to digital photography. I am so used to having to get the initial composition right because of not have the options to fix it on the computer. It's truely amazing what you can do with the computer.
I'm going to have to make a trip to the book store and see if I can find some good books on the powers of photoshop. It seems I'm missing out on a whole other aspect of photography now.
Thank you for the edit.