The impact of the light in both these images is enhanced by the absence of clouds.
If you are a painter, study the bands of colour carefully and have a go at reproducing one of these images. Notice how the light is reflected in the water. First look at the underlying colour of the sky and paint that followed by the clouds.
Stefan Mierz lives in Rockport Massachusetts. If you would like to see more of his paintings please visit this site. https://www.turningart.com/artist/stefan-mierz
The Hero Image is Moonlight Over Thacher Island by Stefan Mierz.
There is a lot more to say about light so we will continue this topic tomorrow.