I'd been trying to avoid this thread for fear of the sin of Envy raising its ugly head! But I have succumbed and am very glad I did!
Duane, if you have these larger anywhere send us a hyperlink - both a lovely. My favorite is the mother and her child, though your sailboat and the sunset is a gorgeous classic, the intimacy of the second picture and that beautiful light...and the colors...just enough of the mother's face shows that we can feel a connection, at least I can.
Duane, that first photo is lovely. It's something that I wouldn't hesitate to put on my wall, and I don't think I've ever said that about anyone's photo (although I've had a couple of Ansel Adams prints on my wall during my college days - fashionable back then).
As for the second photo, I'd have preferred it without the soft edges. I love the colors and the "moment" though.