There are times where the right light can make any subject photo worthy. For instance this dock in full sunlight from sunrise to late afternoon looks very uninspiring. However, the golden hour light came in late in the afternoon and brought the dock to life.
There are multiple things going on in this photograph that make it interesting to me. The reflections in the water are one component that draws my eye to explore in more depth. The towering piers in the photo add an odd pattern to follow and give the photo some dimension. There are great lines happening as well. However none of it would be interesting if there wasn't great light to illuminate the scene.
You might ask how I know that to be the case. Seeing as I have a few shots of this dock in bad light, I feel comfortable asking you to trust me on that one.