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Compositionally, this is a balanced photograph, I think. There is a good "interaction" between the numbers and the compass. I also think that the long, narrow crop works well as well.
I like the high key effect you have gotten here. It adds interest to the shot, and it is also appealing that the numbers are readable, even as they go "out of focus" in the difference.
You had a commendable score and placement, but I suspect some viewers were turned off by the high key effect -- it does look blown out, and some of the detail is gone in the compass.
Good work, and if I need to further clarify or explain myself, please let me know.