Hi Jeff, I like both of these images a lot. Number two would be my favorite. I like the mysterious path. It makes you wonder where it leads.
However, I think number one has a lot of potential. To my eyes on my monitor it seems to be a little low on contrast. I checked the histogram out and it was pretty much spot on though. I hope you don't mind, but I tweaked your photo with a little contrast adjustment in curves and then used the selective color option to boost a few of the colors at little. What do you think? I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it could be that my adjustment is wrong.
Thanks for sharing your photographs. I enjoyed them very much.