Thanks again for the comments. Not sure what you mean by accessible and vulnerability. Understand drama. That sky is all about drama! I tried a crop up from the bottom as you suggested. There IS a subtle change that I will study. Again, this is a fantastic opportunity to see some of my photos through someone else's eyes. Appreciate your critique.
PS The f/g detracts from the subject! Yet, enough f/g is necessary to "ground" the photo. I am going to try another crop and would be interested in what you think. Understand your previous panorama point, though.