I liked the generation gap between the two ships, the identical white paint and the windows which almost look like some kind of perforation going through the picture. Usually I would prefer a blue sky, since I am never around when there is one, but in this particular picture, I think a blue sky would distract to much away from the ships and what I want others to see.
Picture #1 Automatic
Exposure time 1/320
Focal length 300
Picture #2 Automatic
Exposure time 1/160
Focal length 70
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