I see some noise in the clouds that can be removed, but other than that little nitpick I think this is a really interesting shot.
interesting shots, I like the first one a lot. its crazy how they are all crooked but almost the same angle.. cool capture
I saw palm trees like this in Florida. Where were they taken? Mother Nature...the ultimate artist.
I like both these shots....the sky does look better in #2.
I guess it is the compression required to load them to the web that transforms some of the added sharpness and noise (which -and I think I understand this well - is meant to convey your vision!) into actual digital artefacts (upper left corner -> sky -> funny artefact!, plus the white little "noise-dots" in the darker part of the clouds), but all in all I like everything about Photo 1 better than about Photo 2. If it weren't for those compression artefacts, also the sky is more compelling in 1 - lots of drama going on there. That in addition to the drama that must have happened on the ground, to the palmtrees, at any point in time before is just --- good.
i like the picture what kind of lens did you use? also i like the way you shot this it looks in some what a painted picture