You are trying to get the hill side. Then the sky isn't all that important, yet takes up a lot of the frame. Same for the large green foreground.
The trees in the foreground get lost in the hills, diminishing both their value and the hills'.
Thank you, Howard. This is the kind of useful input I was looking for. I will take this advice and hopefully produce a better canvas in the future.
Perhaps this crop is closer to what you speak of.http://rickay.smugmug.com/photos/3362047-M.jpg