There is a nice compositional balance between the position and shape of the tree and of the clouds. If you would tone down the saturation a bit, and darken it, it would have an almost Camille Corot (French 19th century painter) feel to it.
Thanks Sloodan, I'll give your suggestions a try. Your suggestion on my sunset shot with bridge was very beneficial.
I agree about the saturation. That said, the image is quite pleasing, with very interesting light and subject matter. But I don't see the tree you saw as the main focus. For me it works with the other trees combined, leading my eye out to the left where the animals and the rest of the farm scene attract me.
My one difficulty with the image is that great road on the right side, which grabs my eye and leads it straight through and out of the picture, competing with the very interesting farm scene. Do you have shots of the scene from different angles, with the road leading into the farm scene? Or perhaps without the road?
If not, it would be worth going back there and doing some more shooting.
I also love the way the clouds sort of echo the shape of the trees.
Thanks Walter, agree with you that the road and farm scene are competing, I noticed that immediately, even considered if I should post it or not. As you said though, there was some pleasing elements to it. I drive on this road occasionally, I'll see if another angle or even perhaps from the other side of tree will work better. Just need to be there around the same time of day, to get that same light.