You've caught some gorgeous autumn colours here. I like it as it is, but think it wouldn't lose any impact if, as Chris suggests, the top is cropped slightly. Well done.
"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult." Seneca...
i think you need that top fade .. it helps make the picture what it is. It adds depth. Very nice work."The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
I have just seen this and sorry Chris I agree with Oly_M and stephf, the top fade adds to the impact of the rocks in the foreground. John We're off to see the Lizard~~the wonderful (sic) Lizard of Oz~~