what does it look like with the town cropped out of the photo? that great panorama of water and just a couple of ducks, one coming into the frame and one going out. . . seems kinda metaphorical. nice photo. I'll do a proper comment here with a google account and everything.
A lot more melancholic? Without the town. I think. Not sure. At least there are some other living beings. Somewhere, living in the town.