Sometimes you can add a little visual tension to an image by looking for planes that provide contrast in some way. That contrast could be a difference in color, texture, shape or some other element. The first thing that caught my eye about this image was the amazing light. It was mysterious and was coming from a source that you couldn't see. It also had some amazing color and texture that was just incredible. And there was a dynamic diagonal which gave some energy to the scene as well. All really fantastic elements to photograph and one of the reasons why so many photographers are attracted to the area. Just a stunning place to experience visually.
But what really makes the image work is the contrast in the direction of the texture of the two planes. This creates some tension and perceived movement and it's very easy to imagine this sandstone twisting and turning when you look at it. If the sandstone texture of the two planes had been moving in the same direction I don't think the image would have been as dynamic. So look around for different planes when you photograph the landscape and look for any contrasting elements between the two planes that highlight the story you want to tell.