Rules, rules, rules, we don't need no stinking rules. Or at least that's the story I keep hearing. And in concert with that sentiment, what difference does it make if the tops of the trees are near the centerline of the picture? In the first place, it's a square format, according to the rules that implies stability and peace. So why not have the tops of the trees at the centerline? That rule-breaking innovation adds to the stability and peace.
And Roger, looks as if your monitor needs calibration if you can't see any "real" blacks.
Don't hack it, don't crop it, don't clone it. It's just fine the way it is. After all, it breaks some rules. That alone should make it good. Right?
Good shooting, Robbie. Andrew's right. It goes beyond just recognizing a worthwhile subject. It borders on abstract, but good abstract.