I'd like CC and/or more spoecific details as to why these images are rejected. "Technical Issues" isn't all that helpful.
I can't see really sharp areas in either of them, and they also look a bit too dark and flat.
There is also fringing:
Hope that helps,
Michael Niessen - Photographer, photo-editor, educator
Better composition would have helped in both images so that you don't have large areas of blurry objects in the foreground.