This image has quite a surreal quality. It feels as if the clouds are moving! Julie
There's a simple reason for this feeling: Cropping the foreground off!
Attached you see the original image with much water in the foreground. Now, you're in front of a scene: Water with sky above, some lovely houses in the background. Snipping the water off has two effects:
1) Focussing the image to the much more interesting sky.
2) Dragging the viewer into the scene.
Seems to work