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Welcome! These are both pleasing images. With the first one I think there is just a little too much to see - textures everywhere, movement in the water, moody sky. The foreground is nice, with a leading line into the rest of the image, but to me it isn't as dominant as perhaps it could have been. It's also a little central. This would have been perhaps a bit stronger in composition with a vertical shot with the foreground a little more prominent.
Having said that it certainly isn't a bad image! I'd also be tempted to try introducing a few more lighter tones in the rocks. Some of them are a bit muddy in tone, particularly the large buttress on the left. Really liking the tones in the rocks on the right-hand side.
Second image: Too dark (my monitor is calibrated). The tones on the left of the image definitely need some more light in them. The waterfall tones need to be lifted closer to white (without clipping them). The vignette is probably the culprit here, it's just a bit too heavy. Again though I do like the tones in some of the rocks, particularly the centre lower right rocks before the vignette cuts in.
I hope this helps!
I agree pretty much with what Nick has said (good critique Nick). I like both images but the 2 things that stood out to me at first glance were:
1. The strong textures in the rocks, water and sky in Image1 compete with each other and make the image look a little busy. The rocks are the main interest to me and they look great - I think they would stand out more as the main focus of the image if the water and sky were a little 'softer', either by using a slower shutter speed or processing differently.
2. The vignette in Image2 is too heavy to my eyes. It's only personal opinion but I generally don't like obvious vignettes on landscape shots - although there are plenty of landscapers who seem to disagree. A subtle vignette targeted at specific parts of the image works better for me.
Nice work though - I like your b&w treatments and compositions look strong.