IMO, it's close to being a winner!
IMO the word that accurately describes it is "mundane." The whole point of Sayeed's original picture was the relatively small, colored horses, munching away in a very large, quiet world of white. The expanse of the field and the widespread sound-suppressing snow are essential elements of what that picture was about. With those elements gone the picture is pretty much what any passing tourist might shoot.
Also, I've seen enough of Alain's work to know he can do a lot better than that.