We used to be told that there is a rule of photographic composition (as if there could be any such thing as a rule!) that there must be one subject. Each picture should have one clearly perceptible object that is most important. Well, it's a very good guideline that can be helpful in many situations. "What are you hoping to show with this photo? What do you want to draw the viewer's eye to? What can you keep out of the field of view to avoid distracting from what really matters?"
On the other hand...(you knew there would be a contrary thought, of course) sometimes the point of an image is a pattern, a symmetry or a break from symmetry, or even a competition between two elements. Or three.
I think, so far, that what I tried this afternoon works pretty well. I was drawn to the pattern of fallen red leaves that were interspersed with green/blue-green ivy. A clump of green tree leaves sticking up from the "carpet" seemed like a suitable subject, but one that needed to remain integrated with the pattern, and not completely dominate the scene. I decided also to include the sun, which was very near the local horizon created by the hill. So, I set things up as you see, and to me, it keeps my eyes moving about between the competing elements of leaves and sun, and following the lines in the pattern on the ground.