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Image #1 has a very curious effect that has stumped me as to just how you did it. The trees and the grass on the left are leaning way over to the left at quite an angle, which is usually an effect of going for an extreme wide angle shot and moving the centre of the lens too far away from the centre or horizon line of the shot, I understand that, I have done it many times myself. So the trees to the right should be leaning way over to the right in the equal and opposite direction, but they are in fact also leaning over at an acute angle to the left...? Not a criticism, I just wondered how you did it. I can only assume that the horizon in the original shot out of the camera was so far off level, that you had to tweak the image by using parallel distortion or extreme warping or something. Also there appears to have been a quite substantial crop applied to remove the original top two thirds of the image.
On the images and content: the images are nice but safe as Robbie points out, but image #1 lacks a good focal point. Adam Barker talks about teasers and pleasers, a teaser is an image that successfully leads you into it, but doesn't take you anywhere definitive or interesting. Whereas a pleaser leads you in and through the picture, to then arrive at something interesting, a focal point. Image #1 is a teaser, it leads you in successfully (in a weird and wonky severely leaning over to the left kind of way) but it doesn't take you anywhere interesting, there is no pay off.
Image #2 is sort of the opposite, as you now you have a really good and dominant focal point, the sun, but nothing to lead you towards it, as the depth and direction of the canyon pulls you to the left and away from the focal point and then out of the shot.
You want the lead in of image #1 and the pay off focal point as seen in image #2.
So two images with quite good photographic elements within both of them, but a more complete and satisfying image would have been created if these aspects where combined into one image I think.