Novice grade open........" Waiting " by Bridget Jones........Merit.
We Have a lovely image here. The light on the water is great, creating lovely patterns. I also like the way it is lighting up the birds and boats. But , what about those heavy brown hills in the background. Do we need them? No! so crop them off. What about the large expanse of water in the fore ground, it is much lighter than the rest. Does it add to the image I don’t think so. I suggest you crop just under that small black object on the LH side. That seems to be where the large post enters the water. We are now left with a panorama shot of the wharf and seagulls , the boat and all the beautiful water patterns .A superb shot with beautiful lighting. Try it on your computer and see what you think.