I prefer this one much more than the other lighthouse. The utility poles don't bother me. I'd embrace them; they are part of the photo story. The silky, long-exposure water ties together with the dusky sky to pull it all together. The yellow-green color in the seaweed reinforces the colorful foliage near the lighthouse. We see more than just the lighthouse tower. In this photo, we see the environment and the residence together in a complete scene. As someone else suggested, the wispy clouds suggest movement towards the lighthouse. The blurry reflection of the house and lighthouse tower in the water are nice details that become apparent only after more examination. This is a really nice, multi-layered image that continues to reveal itself to the viewer.
How long was that exposure, because the clouds look to have a bit of blur in them too. ...or is it just a really wide angle lens?