Yeah, chop off those people's legs. Trees are more important here.
You noticed that. I chopped them off to minimize the figures. In shots like this a person or numbers of people quickly pull the eye to them. By converting them to the same level of atmospheric importance as the other elements of the picture, it does become more about the march of those trees instead of the movement of people. And, of course, with my well publicized palm tree fetish, they are the core attraction.