Thanks for the comment. It was the subtle but contrasting colors that struck me in the first. As for the second, I did start removing the streetlight, but found it seemed to anchor(?) the shot. Not sure anchor is the right word, but it just didn't feel right when it wasn't there.
I like the second photo a lot, but would remove the vertical shadow on the left and probably the street light. The right side of the fenestration need some solid frame todefine the edge. Hope this is helpful.