I love that second one also. It gives me a powerful sense of symmetry, yet it is not symmetrical. The light is exquisite (thereisnolightlikebacklight). The boat shines white in slack black water. There is a barely visible reflection of her hull. The boat is nearly perpendicular to the pier but not quite, nor is the pier perfectly square to the frame. This creates tension, and I freely admit that had I made the picture (oh how I wish) I probably would have squared and plumbed everything up and roont it (no roont is not a real word). The mooring line is made fast to the boat with a perfect bowline and to the cleat with a perfect cleat hitch, then flemished down but somewhat carelessly, creating a little more tension in an otherwise utterly peaceful, perfect scene.
Ernst, I don't have any money but if I did I'd buy that.