@HockeyMan: Given that we have to work with what we have now (the suggestion to get lower may well have helped), you may still be able to improve the image without achieving it by cropping.
I think the tree and rocks on the left is too muddled/dark around the base and canopy so a mixture of your crop with some more 'shadows' lift brushed onto the tree) would make it stand out more and balance the picture differently. The light is OK on the building but not on the tree and a little harsh overall. I think it is improvable though. Maybe hike up the clarity to get more definition on the foliage too. The image is worth working on.
Shame about the P&S and jpeg though make sure you at least use non-destructive editing on it now.
I use CS5 now and it's non-destructive editing capabilities. I'll keep trying spraynpray!
@All the great photographers on PAD. The artistry and imaginative ability here truly inspires me. I'm really glad I found this site and joined the forum.