We all have different ways of viewing things, which is part of the spice of life. Recently, I was on Acadia's NPS site to check out something on the park map, and noticed the banner photograph at the top of their homepage, which was taken very close to the vicinity of where I made the above image: TIDAL IV, 2015. Both images are of the same basic scene, but were made using two completely different approaches; literal and non-.
I choose to take the non-literal approach with my work, because I like the viewer to enjoy the design elements I try to pull from a natural scene, and not get too lost in the details. Neither approach is right or wrong, but they "show" you the same place in such different ways.