There's something about it that makes it less awesome to me, less a wonderful to behold, perhaps it's the symmetry that makes it feel too artificial? What if the view were from the right river bank instead, and there was something to see on a possible high hill to the left, which is now out of sigh. Great work anyhow.
I know what you mean about the excessive symmetry. My original intention with the birds was to make a diagonal with them, to break the overall symmetry but that didn't work well, visually. I tried several angles and positions but I didn't like any. I also tried to make them just a random flock but it also didn't work. Finally, I had to make them part of the overall symmetry and, to be honest, I ended up liking it because it enhances the surrealism of the scene (I usually try to reach that point where realism, unrealism and surrealism meet). Yes, there is a story behind, as in most of my images, but it's only in my mind and I generally prefer not to share it with the viewers, to make them create their own story.