number 1 has that nice warm lighting to it. number 2 would be my favorite, I think its a great contrast between what it is, old decaying rusty metal machinery, and the soft almost pastel-like colors all that decay is creating. its a nicely composed, pretty picture of rusty machinery.
Thanks Guys and Gals. Hmm, gal is kind of an ooooold word. Anyway, yes, the man in the bottom one is my gorgeous hubby. The second one, good guess but it's not a train engine. It does look that way though, now that I look at it with that in mind. It is actually an old printing press that has been left outdoors to the weather. Neat huh? As for the lighting on the first pic, I have NO CLUE how I did that. LOL I have a close up of a flower that ended up the same way and I love it, but I'm not versed in the manual workings of a camera, everything I do is automatic, so I got lucky.