Hi Stephen, I really Love the Second image, the consistency of the Red doesn't have my eye looking around to see more but
keeps the focus on them as Grouping. The De-Saturated foreground and Benches really stand out very nicely in the Light !!!
I like them both. Perhaps the first image get my attention more because while the red is very nice in the second image, the first image causes me to looking around more as in the second, I grow a little tired of the red after a while. It is just a matter of taste. Do both depending on your audience.