My first post in LuLa... I love trees. These were taken in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Welcome! Don't take any of my comments personally. They are about the photographs.
#1 I am passing by because I have a negative reaction to the "feathery water" idea, which for me has become a cliche of technique that is overused and usually doesn't say much other than "trick."
But, #2 is a tree lover's delight and I am happy to see it. It has color, composition and mostly character. The character coming directly from your appreciation and love of trees, I assume. It is restful in some ways, and dramatic in others. The color values balance nicely with no distractions. The subjects are clear and I can wander through the photo at a leisurely pace.
However, I think the framing could have been better if you allowed a bit more ground under the bases to support them. The point you have chosen to cut them off feels unbalanced. I would go further down, or further up - preferring down.
I think there is an expressive mood in the photograph, and it's very enjoyable. Hope you have more!