Sometimes a good photo can be made superb by simple re-cropping. Before I shot this from my deck, I was waiting for the bluebirds and had my 70-300 mm lens ready, until I spotted this sky. My initial shot included the cedars and junipers further down the hill, so I shot and processed it for HDR (high dynamic range) to bring a little more light to the trees below. The result was fine. But my purpose in shooting is not only to capture the scene but also the feeling, and it just wasn’t there. . . until I recropped it into this “pseudo-panorama”.
In photography, as in life, listen to your inner voice, and it will always steer you in the right direction.