Thanks for the comments. I am struggling with this one and your points are very helpful.
Russ, Robbie, and Walter. Thanks. There's something there and your comments encourage me to continue searching for it. Russ, that's what I wanted to achieve in terms of a "resting place" and it was that patch of sunlit grass that caught my eye. Walter, interesting take on the B/W vs color. I will have to ponder that.
Slobodan, the shadows are not blocked in the psd so I fear that is the jpeg rendering. I could lighten the shadows more, but don't want to go too far in the HDR direction (it's a single exposure). Could also prettify the yellows in the lower grasses and the sky, but those too would be PS enhancements. Also the sky is that muddy tone as we are heading into "inversion" season here in SLC. I will think about your balance point. I think it is that contrast between the lighted crest and the shadows that intrigued me, plus there's some subtle orange in the scrub oak. When I saw it, I said "cool!" but I haven't found the handle yet, obviously
Brandt, would love to hear you critique, so please follow up if you have the time.
All, thanks. This may be the proverbial "fuzzy concept" or at least until I can properly express what initially drew me in, which is that patch of lighted grass. Hmmmmm....