Fantastic C&C by JG_Coleman, and a great edit from a very small on-screen sized file from crimbfighter. The edit really made the image come alive! Great job you two!
I think it was a great starting point. Just needed to start applying some of those rules you keep hearing about. Rule of thirds. Don't put your horizon smack in the middle. Move it more to the top if the land is more interesting, or to the bottom if the shore is more interesting.
Here's my take on how this image should have been shot. First, I cropped the sky way down to bring the rule of thirds back in play for the horizon. Then cropped off the right edge with the roadway, just leaving enough (the fence posts in this case) to give depth to the frame. Then it was a matter of making selective color, lighting, and contrast adjustment. Here's what I came up with to recompose the shot. Again, just my quick and dirty 5 min vision, and working with a very small file(I'm sure if you had the RAW file you could do much better). Your opinions may vary.