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I like both, prefer the first, prefer this to the other images in the series.
I think one of the key issues is a sense of balance and dealing with the dominance of the big rock (I have no idea what to call it or how it is named). The foreground elements add necessary visual weight to prevent the image from being too top heavy. And the big rock doesnt have that much interest by itself since it is largely a shape. In the first image my eye can now travel from the rock, to the near foreground, then the containing and counterbalancing rock on the right, circling back to the the beautiful sky. I like the less "messy" bottom of the second image, but it has less balance without the rock on the right.
I think the first image is a keeper, quite beautiful.