I like the color contrast between the blue and white. I like the texture effect from the snow/ice buildup. It creates an interesting view to wonder what is really happening there.
The land area with trees provides a nice break from having just water, snow, and sky.
Just the right amount of sky in the pic to highlight the water and shoreline. The shoreline is very eye catching as well with it's perspective and design pattern.
Nice straight horizon line.
It's a keeper!
Thanks for sharing the image here
I also think that in these images, the need for a "subject" is almost greater than in images that have other elements that stand on their own.
In my opinion, this is one of those I would probably not print or display. There is an awful lot of "space" between snow, sky and water. While there are contrasts between the two different blues, the white and the reddish vegetation, in my view, not enough to make it dramatic or compelling. Maybe if there was a more dramatic sky, or if there were crashing waves or something.
In the words of an old, old, acquaintance, this one just doesn't "send me" .
If it sounds too good to be true, its probably . . . .
I like it for the reasons Mark likes it but there just seems to be too much open space as Andy describes. How about more of a panoramic shot like this?