|Greetings from the Critique Club:
I have thought for awhile about your image. It appealed to me when I first saw it and I believe it scored below its potential. Why? In this case, it was not a particularly good fit for the challenge theme and voters tend to punish this.
Still it has a number of things to recommend it: 1) Well captured; 2) Well processed; 3) Interesting as an abstract; 4) Reasonably well composed except it might be improved by moving the horizon just up or just down so it doesn't bisect the image. You have good detail throughout the image, a testament to deep depth of field. I would like to stand where you're standing and gaze west for quite some time.The border treatment is good, and unlikely to offend the border police at DPC.
Still, the image is sterile, which is to say without life. I happen to like this, but many here would prefer that images convey an emotional payload. To me, this conveys a bit of lonesomeness, or maybe that you're comfortable with your own silence. But it's a subtle story. At DPC where many voters give each image 5 seconds, tops, it won't slow them down.
Blue! Statistically blue images tend to score well here. As an experiment, maybe try shifting the colors to red/orange/yellow. The experiment might not succeed but it would give you a few different looks at the image. Would it succeed as a golden sunset? Maybe. Would it succeed as a post apocalyptic red/orange sky? Maybe. You get the idea. By the way, this is legal in Basic Editing.
I don't know if any of this helps, but it lets you know how I think of it.
Best of luck in future challenges.