First off this is a phenomenal picture. It's the kind you see and wish you were there. The view is not simply beautiful but Astonishing, a true attention grabber. The shading from the sun really caused the picture to be so spectacular. Your technique I well done you took the picture at the right time and right place. The picture really grabbed my attention mostly because the quality is so gripping, not only that but the picture is clear. I especially like the use of the lake in the background, that really brought the picture all together. The sky also helped to capture the emotion. You helped save that emotion when you sealed it away in this photo.
You are an amazing photographer keep up the great jaw dropping photo taking.