|I agree, and I find the driftwood is a bit dark for it to be considered the subject. The background is beautiful!
Maybe, just take the background down on brightness a tiny bit, then invert the selection and brighten the foreground slightly, or deselect and brighten the whole thing? (I just played with a copy of it a little in PSE 3, and it seems possible, but it might not be the effect you want.)
For competition, the picture almost stands on its own as is, if you leave "driftwood" out of the title.