This is brilliant! Despite the issues you're claiming, this picture yields so much to discover. From the perspective to the stone(?) figure in the right, that seems to make this set so lifeless yet shows some of the only signs for life. Right over to that composition of the three beams emanating from the woman's shade. The "arc" in the lower section somehow got my attention, since it reminded me (I'm not on drugs, mind you) of a colourless rainbow. The restaurant scene in the middle has such a nice warm glow to it. For me, it functions like a glimpse into a story untold, which is actually, what this picture is all about. It's totally comic style and the three beams remind me of comic panels. The oval form in which you set all three of them makes up for a speech bubble.
I'm not completely sure if I go with the grey background, but that thing never stopped me from instant adding to favorites.
I don't even know the source you created this from, but I rest on what I find in it.
Thanks for this awesome picture, BSE