Mark, I'm actually suprised that you are asking this! You have proven yourself to be a well-respected photographer who goes after the IMAGE and not the registration. Please don't try to change your photographic eye/style just for this site. I will be honest and say that the above images are not a.net material, but (as always), you get "mad props" for persuing the unique angles.
A.net is all about technically perfect shots (nothing wrong with that at all), and you have a different style which goes against the grain, so to speak (again, nothing wrong with that either). I'd forget about trying to get those images uploaded here.
Anyway, FWIW, I think if you tried the same thing in the first or last hour of light in the day, you might get a stunning result.
just give Mark Garfinkel photography advice??? What is this world coming to?