That's better, the darker ground frames the running water. I've also started working some detail into the water, as far as the first main twist back in the course of the flow. I tried working back further but its too visually complicated.
Its difficult to see in these pictures, but there is quite a lot of change in strength of tone in the water ripples and the land to the left of the water.
I am so pleased with the strength of the dark on the left, it stops the viewer getting tied up looking at tree trunks and concentrates attention on the water.
70 x 35cm Nitram Charcoal
Finishing this one (please excuse the bulldog clip in the photo!) has required subtle balances of tone, adding in and taking out detail - a gentle exchange.
There's still a lot of water around!