Before & After Banner

I tweaked my banner a little, with Tim’s advice in mind. I think it looks much better this way. Thanks for your input, Tim. Let me get a general consensus here. It’s not a super big deal but I’m going for banner creation as an extracurricular activity (not quitting my night job for it though).

Here areย the before and after banner images:

Before

After

Opinions?

Hey Tim, if you were paying me to do you a banner, how would this alteration work for you?