Optical Illusion

I love using wide-angle lenses.  The way it distorts reality by making the small look big and the big look small.  In this photo the reality is this box is very small; only about 2 feet wide (it's a donation box for visiting the shrine at the top of the stairs.  Just about every landscape/seascape or any other wide angle shot, I try and put a foreground element in close to layer the photo allowing the eye to travel through the photo vs. just going to some small element somewhere in the scene.  My last photo was less successful in that goal (IMHO) because the ship was so small and bright they eye goes straight for it and skips the shallow rocks in the foreground I was trying to highlight.

What are your thoughts?  Agree/Disagree? 

Olympus OM-D E-M5 with 9-18mm 4.0-5.6 lens @9mm.  Processed with Lightroom, Perfect Efex 4 and Perfect B&W.