For me this is quite a beautiful scenery. I do think that some effect has been added to keep the... ah; basically the contrast is altered as it seems.
What I like in this is firstly, the golden hue that the over all image has. As if it is not black and white, rather it is black and golden... the shades re a transition between these two extremities. Then the clouds are just amazing. I have seen many shots of clouds and all and this is one of my favorite ones. I do realize that the contrast added a lot to the texture and feel of clouds but again, that is part of art.
Then the reflection on the water... it is almost serene. For me it carries emotions but such that I cannot explain. Beautiful yet... intimidating. Over all a wonderful shot!
It's quite lovely, it's as if the heavens above are pouring light through the clouds to send a message. I like the scenery, it certainly is beautiful. The name isn't anything new, and some of this photo, like the dark spots, I wasn't too fond of. However, at the same time, it adds character to the story and has a nice contrast. Light and dark. Happy with a touch of sadness. It's not completely one or the other. And that's the way it should be. Nothing in nature should be completely happy or sad. A good middle ground, a peaceful understanding, that makes it perfect.
Annnnnnnd 5 STARTS ALL THE WAY! Don't listen to those fools. They don't know true beauty when they see it. This pic is an amazing moment, and no one can reduce its greatness by being over-analytical or pseud-intellectual about it. SO THERE, YA FATHEADS! Kirk & Kiki