Too much post? Critique welcome
I think there is no definite answer to your question. If the pictures work for you, pushing them to where they are is the right thing to do.
Being an amateur means that you are the only person who knows what the picture should look like.
If you ask my personal opinion it would depend on what they were to be used for, but I prefer the second.
|Valley by the light of a blue moon by cjf2|
from Down in the Valley
|Lake Erie Stone Pier by yobbyt|
from Dock or Pier
|Hong Kong by Zephyr1977|