Undoubtedly what captures your eye in this photograph are the colours and the texture. First of all, I really like the composition that Kurt Spindley chose for this shot. The boat, the barn and the waterway take your eye on a journey through the scene. Then I like the sky too. I suspect that it is a composite having seen the shutter speed at which this shot was taken, but I don't think that matters as it complements the scene by giving it more atmosphere. A well thought-out and attractive shot.
Kurt is a landscape, wildlife and nature photographer, and has a passion for aviation too. Please use the link above to see the image on 500px and take your time to browse through the rest of his work. I'm sure you'll like it.