Critique Club Critique
Good potential for this Challenge, but the image seems to be more about the sky than the rocks.
Photograph Information, Technicals & Composition Review
Well done for the straight horizon, however in this image, it being placed almost smack in the middle of the frame isn't enhancing the image, especially the main subject for this Challenge. The rocks look very slightly OOF (out of focus), so it appears that when framing the image in camera you may have been focussed on the water and sky, rather than the fore - but apologies in advance if wrong there.
Composition wise, a much bolder crop eliminating most of the sky would be required to bring these rocks into play more. If you had it from the original shot, more of the bottom area, where the water is foaming around the rocks would have been better included, rather than cropped / 'cut' as it is.
Your title is a little lost on me unless it is that vaguely heart shaped rock a little right of center - if that is the case, then placing that within the frame so as to be the main feature would have strengthened the concept. A much tighter crop to show it would also have been required. Again, probably composing it within the frame so it is not smack center, but rather creating a visual balance, would probably have worked.
Comments, Score & Placement Review
49/82 and 5.35 is a good score for this Challenge and I suspect that the voters were taken with the rich sky, rather than the geological element. Just read your comments and confirms this. The last comment received provides some very good pointers.
Fill flash for the scene as is may have helped show up more detail in the rocks, but otherwise I think that a much bolder crop and attention paid to where your main subject (the 'heart of stone' rock, if I am not mistaken) is placed within the frame, would have created a more dramatic image in my opinion.