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The color and sense of movement in 2 is wonderful. I like the composition in 1 but I feel that the green separates the top and bottom part of the photo. Maybe you could work it into the whole picture to tie everything together.
I love the play of warm vs cool colors in 1 but I feel that its a little dark. The broken down wagon in 2 creates a great focal point. I think I'd up the DOF to get the mountains in the background in focus too.
Love it! The verticality of the trunks is balanced by the horizontality of the branches while the fallen tree perfectly breaks up the repetition and creates a focal point. It makes me want to see what's at the other end.