Your picture has a better balance with the swordmaster scaled up. Since you removed the other characters, there was a weight problem. I think removing weight from the middle of the picture also helps focusing on the main elements.
Hi agree with Arctis comments, except i don’t think your picture needs more humanity. Of course, pictures of the “paysage” kind, have less appeal than the ones emphasizing characters. Yet you managed to make your picture and the story behind interesting.
BTW, i looked back at your machine flesh entry yesterday, and i like it much more now. Weird. Consider me your fan