Thanks for posting these Ian. I think the photo of the hats is harshly lit which creates a clinical feel to it. The light hat at the bottom dominates and catches my eye first. The knife adds a feeling of mystery to the picture and leads to upper part of it. While the top hat is lost in it’s shadow and is defined by its shape.
The photo of the tree is more simpler for my money. It’s like a star player proudly standing centre stage silhouetted by the suns spotlight.
The last photo is very dramatic and all about the lines zigzagging to the top of the picture where the pole catches my eye.