As a watcher I saw the original version of your image and I thought the same as maybe-paper-hearts, the goal posts and lines did detract from the pure fantasy look of the image that you were creating, and now they’re gone, it looks perfect! I think your pose here works really well too, as it really does imbue a sense of darkness, melancholy and of a somewhat broken character. I’m pleased you revisited the editing, it was totally worth doing, as now you have a very powerful and visually strong image!
I agree when you say “Thank you so much for the advice, I wish people would do that more often”, but unlike maybe-paper-hearts I never feel comfortable doing so, and so never ever do, as I don’t know how an individual might react to such things! Us artists are very sensitive souls after all! But it would indeed be nice to have more of a creative dialogue with people here on DA I think, above and beyond the usual “great pic” and “thanks for the fave”!