Thank you, Miguel, very much appreciated - and you are indeed spot on: The colours were what made me take the shot this way. I had already used the little pond for a couple of shots, mostly reflections - but this was the one that I instantly knew would stand out (and thus was the last one I took at that spot).Interesting shot, Matt.
My first instinct was to say to myself, 'nice shot', and move on... but then I started lookng at it in more detail. And seeing and appreciating the insane variety of tones - light and dark - and the palette of colours - that all are part of this image. The more you look, the more it grows on you.