The actual scene was over the top! The light and colors were like an explosion of spring. I am usually a less is more guy, but this is how the scene felt to me. I agree its over the top!
Hi vazuw55 - sorry if I seemed a little harsh before, I wasn't trying to be as I really do like the composition of your image and think you have something with great potential there, it is just that I was finding it difficult to look at the merits of the image without becoming overly distracted by looking at the way you have worked it, if you know what I mean.
I would still really like to see a less worked version though, if you would?