Your manipulation is masterful, it really hits you and it's quite captivating. Remarkably intense and complex it's very forceful. It blinds one. If there's any complaint, it would be the damage to my eyes after prolonged staring, considering how beautiful it is. It's very clear and everything is very. . . Fine. Surreal indeed, it makes me feel as if I've stepped into heaven, with heightened sense, keen eyesight, like the colors are more than they are here in this world. Maybe not the future, maybe the past. Like an old memory, clear as day, when times were better and you wish you were back there instead of here. Good work.
In short, this photo is absolutely amazing, the contrast/exposure is phenomenal, and this looks like a professional print.
In long: Firstly, this would be a great picture without any manifestations of any sort. The dock on the water is just to the right of the center, making it more pleasing to the eye and more interesting. Also, the way -original- sun hits the water makes for great tiny shadows under the waves.
Now, WITH the manifestation, it gives it an HDR effect, which I love. The hues of the sunset reflect perfectly on the water; not to mention that the dock looks really shiny from water splashing on it. I think my favorite part of this picture is the sky; the clouds look amazing with what you have done.
All in all, this is a fantastic picture, absolutely great job!