Really excellent interpretation - I wonder if you had this end result in mind when you took the shot, or did it just come to you later?
Nice composition, it almost reminds me of a photo I've seen, but can not remember where.
My only baby critique would be to crop off the rail ball in the bottom right and I would very slightly tone down the blown sun area to say rgb 242,249,255 - but those a really nit-pickers.
Thanks for sharing it with us
This is going to sound really strange, but I associate that partiular color blue with that weird genre of sci-fi/fantasy artwork which I oh-so-dislike. I half expected to see some elven-looking character hiding out in the corner.
Technically speaking, I think that it's a bit flat, especially in the highlights.
Is there anything you think I could do to improve the highlights in post production. Photoshop? I have tried a few things and I thought I'd over shopped it as it is.