I know, +Tom Anderson
, there are scenes that are so difficult to capture - but some people seem to be able to encapsulate part of what they're feeling, part of the mood and "essence" of a place or an event within a single frame, Perhaps that's what differentiates the greatest photographers. But I think you did well here. Although we don't know what it was really like to stand where you stood at that time and place, at least we can develop our own feelings about it based on your photo. There are elements here that make for a mystical and adventerous scene - the high perspective, trees clinging to the cliff, the mist, that lonely pagoda that strangely seems to belong right there on the edge over the rapids. The HDR processing you used here works very well - it's subtle - in fact, I can't tell if it's HDR or not - and the cool color tones give off an ethereal feel. So you've definitely captured something interesting from this place. Whether or not it was what you felt when you were there, only you know.
I don't usually go on so poetically about this type of thing. Must be the coffee. :-)