It's interesting that you can visit a place at different times and come up such different results, even the rocks in the foreground seemed to change position because of the waves. I agree the clouds and wave in the first one seems to make the difference, wish I would've had more time there in the first visit and tried different settings.There are elements of each that I prefer over the alternative. I like the clouds and horizon and wave in the first one, and the foreground exposure and composition in the second. It’s a tough one. But if you put either on my screen, I’d linger over it.