Can't say either "does it" for me. The first is well-handled to bring out shadow detail in a very difficult lighting situation, but, to me, it's not original enough.
There must be more to the second than I am seeing. The water, the fish (?), the reflections, etc. – okay, but I'm left wondering why? Of course, one could ask "why?" of any photograph presented (or why bother?), but, in this case, there is no apparent story nor an apparent reason, at least that I can see. One might think it was a mistake, but the composition is too careful and intentional for that.