"Photographers see the world rather than just look at it."
And the composition of number 2 is more on the 2/3 rule. I think it is a more pleasant view but of course that is up to you.
I like the way you centered these. The rocks are attractive and the bit of greenery on the middle is a nice touch. On the close up you see our never ending Canadian Geese on the far left too!
I think I like the long view the best but they are both lovely!
You give the optical illusion that the water just drops off into never-never land. Such a misty feeling and those rocks...they are amazing. genie
I like both but somehow the first gives a better feeling of distance for me anyway. Great shots.
I'm more of a zoom person so I love the second...I recently had this dilemma with two different exposure shots...it's funny...my favorite was not the choice of my readers ;) They are both great shots however!!!