Randy, I'm having a ball taking a scalpel to your pics!
This lighthouse pic, shot on 4x5 (meaning it is a sure-fire bet it will provide viewing satisfaction) is a winner in the composition and placement; the lighthouse ends close to the centre, but not diddly-squat dead centre, and is complimented by the sun (which is not a blurry oval, but a round spot — another kudo!), the the icing being the beautiful muted pastels of the afterglow; you've got everything there and just a little bit of refinement and it could well take a prize, or at lease have a lot of people making very positive commentary!
The crop I have suggested is arbitrary, just tightening up the composition so you are letting the scene elements speak for themselves without a welter of waves and featureless water to distract. You could vary the crop by including more or less of the walkway to the lighthouse; either way it still leads the viewer into the image to finish at the lighthouse. I do enjoy this pic!