Cath i am very much an amateur also,but i am inclined to agree with Nigel and the previous comment.Take lots of shots,take what you like the look of but,most of all enjoy doing it.I have taken loads and loads of photos.Some are good some are not.I like the picture,the colours are lovely.Enjoy!!
What strange comments. Nigel says "Appreciation/criticism of your interprtation of the subject by other people isn't required or necessary"......erm...then why bother to post photos here?
My reason for posting is to get help to improve my photography and in the 6 months I've been posting here, the help, hints, techniques that have been given have been greatly appreciated and improved my photgraphy skills immensely.
No name has suggested you ignore sacons very useful advice. A camera cannot adjust exposure for both sky and ground so this is why filters and post processing are a major part of photgraphy.
Of course, these are their opinions and they are perfectly entitled to express them. My opinion is listen to all the advice you are given and you will see a drastic improvement in your photos.
As far as this photo is concerned, I think its a very nice scene but the sky is overexposed. Try playing with the exposure compensation in your camera next time. Getting the correct exposure for the sky will result in the foreground being darker but this is easily fixed using Photoshop or Paintshop.