My very first impression as this piece came up was simply 'WOW'. I was instantly transported onto the docks feeling the wind whipping my hair just like the flags and the wash on the line (nice touch, by the way), smelling that before the storm salt air, and hearing the familiar cry of gulls on the wing.
The ambiance is perfectly crafted in the use of color and line, and I honestly cannot find any fault in this piece.
I love the soft dreamy feel it engenders, the way the sky goes from stormy on one side of the ship to the clear blue over the docks (i've enjoyed watching more than a few storms roll, and this brings that back)...you can imagine the sailors relaxing as they just made it in to harbor before the storm. Definitely going on my favorites.