I'm a fan of the first shot as well, the composition is better using the trees to frame the building with one of them clearly rooted to the ground (in the second shot the base of both trees is hidden). In the second shot the sky is partially blown out, though I like the cloud pattern more than in the first.
My only criticism of the first shot is the somewhat bland sky, a polarizer probably would have helped make the sky a bit more dramatic, especially with the sunlight off to the side in the shot.
Tom "King of the blown-out skies" Obszanski!
Yves Perreault wrote:
2 photos taken this week-end, of course with my E-20 (RAW).
What do you think? Which one do you like the most?