The original was and remains one of my favorites, especially the night version. I loved the solitude of the image, undercut slightly by the sight one other soul, close but not too close. It seemed like a great metaphor for life: we are each islands unto ourselves - close enough for comfort, not so close that we resent eachother. Very powerful.
The extra lighting on the beach in the new version just makes it seem more like there's a yet another party to which I'm not invited, kinda ruining the whole feel of the original. It comes across more like loneliness than solitude. As in, we are all islands unto ourselves, but some islands are more equal than others. The extra moons and the lighting in the water are fine; it's just that the mood of the original is lost.