I missed this one when it was first posted, so I apologise for my rather late vote!
I love the atmosphere you have created around your central subject, and also like that you are not afraid to be creative in your photography.
If I could make one small observation, (which of course is only my opinion and in no way meant to detract from a fine piece of work), Had you considered a slightly tighter crop. I find the large white cloud just a little too distracting, taking my eye away from the main subject. Perhaps by coming in closer with a very subtle vignette or lighting effect might really focus the eye and make this a perfect image for me.
...that said, it is still very worthy of my vote!