Very nice, unsure as to whether there is a little too much sky for me but a beautiful image, with the sun slicing straight throught to the wave at the front, nice capture. Good use of colour detail too.
Good color strong foreground good idea on the small aperture for the star effect on the sun. I agree with potto about the sky. IMO a "slight" crop at the top would also remove that bit of cloud and make this a 9.
I understand where you're coming from about the crop - the image was originally cropped that way. However, I felt that it unbalanced the photo too much as the horizon was too high, and I didn't want to lose the foreground...
Maybe I'll just paste in a more interesting sky :-)
Agree with baibr about the crop but as suggested only a slight crop.Good one.'There is no point pressing the shutter unless you are making some caustic comment on the incongruities of life. That is what photography is all about. It is the only reason for doing it.'......Philip Jones Griffiths