Well, I like all of the variants, but so far my favorites are (1) Jule's latest, and (2) Lisa's original.
This is an image I really enjoy coming back to again and again. Thanks for sharing it, Lisa!
Yes. I agree. It being a Sunday afternoon here in Australia, I'm going to (probably) put my foot in (my mouth).
I remember as I was about to crop Lisa's image, I experienced a sort of epiphany for about one secomd . (It's too strong a word, I know. I just can't think of any other word more appropriate). It was a slightly fuzzy, warm feeling, that this image was just right and shouldn't be cropped. But I cropped nevertheless.
On reflection, I would say that all of us who are concerned about composition, have developed a number of recipes for good composition. They are not rules, never to be broken, but guidelines we respect.
Sometimes we are urged by our own egos to pretend to be a bit too clever and ignore the small voice within us. We stick by conventionality because it's a true and tried recipe. This is what I did when cropping Lisa's photo.
Following is my current appraisal upon further reflection.
The two snow-covered boulders in the foreground are definitely very dominant; the one in the bottom left corner particularly so. Nevertheless, in hot and steamy Brisbane there's nothing wrong in having a huge snow-covered boulder in one's living room.
However, the presence of the two boulders, left and right, tends to deliniate the rocky path to the waterfall and 'heavenly' cliff-face behind it. So we have both a curved branch and a rocky path leading to the waterfall and blaze of sunlit cliff (if it was exaggerated a bit).
Now this situation has clear sexual connotations which I don't think I should ellaborate on, because this is, I believe, a family program.
It's difficult to properly assess a small jpeg compressed image on one's small monitor, but I would say that a rendering that brought out the maximum detail in the bottom leftmost rock could be just right.
Oh! One further point I almost forgot. The rocky path to the waterfall is symbolic in itself. It sort of complements the smooth, streamlined, phallic shaped, modern skyscrapers, motorbikes and sports cars.
The path to true love is rocky.