It's a nice, well-done picture with some interesting elements. Whether it'll "work"--who knows? But you can't win if you don't play so go for it!
The dark round "orb" directly in back of the boat is a bit distracting in my opinion. Are you allowed to modify the image? If so, it might look better to omit that.
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Thanks for pointing that out, I'll try to remove it and see if it improves things.