Thanks all for taking the time and effort to comment and give your thoughts.
I felt that shooting a bare tree would have been too literal. One of the reasons why I decided to include the buildings is that they too look kind of bare. I wanted to find out if it works or is the concept too weak in this picture.
I am probably the least qualified person to comment on any pictures, but I just wanted to share my thoughts anyway. When I first looked at the picture it felt a little disorienting, like there were too many buildings. But then I was thinking that the two tall buildings look like they are leaning toward each other and that made me feel like the tall building behind the tree is kind of menacing to the tree. There is a kind of feel that the buildings are oppressive giants trying, and in some sense succeeding, to destroy the tree. I like that effect, but I think the shorter buildings kind of clutter the picture some. I agree that the buildings also have a bare feeling to them. I really like the picture.
Pacer : Thanks for the effort. Every one has a right to criticise a picture. I think just by sharing your thoughts you've already done that and I really appreciate it. The feelings you have are close to what I'm hoping to evoke in this picture - emptyness, oppression and loss. I guess where I've failed is to create a more moody feel.