Don't Stand So Close... Why Not?

On my 'Flickr Contacts' stream this morning, both of these images displayed next to one another. The images are from different photographers but appear to have been taken from within a few feet of one another. I know many photographers get irritated when someone stands next to them to take a shot, but look how incredibly different the images are! There are significant differences in the composition and processing causing both images to radiate different moods. 

This is why I don't mind it when my tripod kisses another tripod.