Thanks for all the feedback. Glad you liked it. I'll look at that bright patch.
If I were you, I think I would be revisiting this spot in Autumn many times over and losing myself for hours of enjoyment working this scene.
Yes, Dave, I go back often. A few shots are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59795859@N00/sets/72157632787212576/detail/
This is one of those shots that shows imagination and the ability to pre-visualise the final image. Where if someone happens to pass by when you are setup and ready to take the shot (the general public and even other photographers), they will often stop you and ask out of curiosity "What exactly are you photographing?", because they cannot see the shot. Yet if you show them the image on the back of the camera, they will say 'ah' and how beautiful it is, even though it is there right in front of them, they are unable to see it.
One of these moments occurred for me when I was young and poor, restricted to one 50 mm lens on my Nikon FE. Good training, I hear!
I was out with someone working on a book for National Geographic. I had tried to shoot a shoreline but was unsatisfied and gave up. He courteously asked if I minded if he tried the same shot. When I looked through his viewfinder -- wow!! -- what a great composition. The big secret was simply a 24 mm lens.
After two decades with one 50 mm lens, and another with only a 35 mm, I am now in zoom-heaven when it comes to visualizing possibilities.