Glad that you got the shot and look that you wanted. Everyone has their own taste and for me, I think that there's a little to much noise in the clouds for my taste. I've seen your other photos and know that you take good photos and produce great work. Keep it up.
Oh yes I understand, I'm not a pro either and I have the same exact problem. One day there will be an app, program, or camera that can produce photos w/o any noise. By then noise in photos will be the fad lol :/