Thank you for your comments.
I did notice the tightness on the kelp photo.......later.
It's really not a major issue and it's always easy to find those problems after that shot has been taken… I love this photo.
On the the lack of focus point on the coastline photo I was looking for the balance point between the sun on the waves and the dark cliffs. Which as you note is no focus point at all.
I like the photo because it does show the interplay between the sun and fog on the coastline. However, I think I am in the minority on this photo.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the second image. I can figure out the idea! I might well be in the minority on this photo, who knows!
Keep posting your photos.