Indeed.Not my usual area of photography ...
But at least your sticking to your theme of shape and how light interacts with and on the subject. No. 1 works well. Not so struck by No 2. Feel the subject is a bit lost. Is it because it lends itself more to the portrait format?
I think they are both great as usual. You are the master with close up work.
Now you are scaring me. Way too much to live up tooYou are the master with close up work.
My wife and I ran through yesterdays shots and we conclusion was that whilst some could be termed pretty, none had any wow factor. It is pretty much how I feel about all my outdoor work. It takes something like Peter's "Whitby Abbey" to really whet my appetite for slipping on the old wellies and lugging my gear around the countryside.