Well! I thought that I would take a little time out and use the processing technique/tips of Diane Varner.
Although a clumsy attempt I am quite pleased with this. Stage one as stipulated by Diane really and truly pops the brighter areas providing far more contrast to the image and I feel brought out the detail to the grass. I don't think that I really grasped all that Diane tried to convey but will continue to use these techniques and see what I come up with.One thing I would say is that upon viewing this posted now, in photoshop the saturation seemed a lot more pronounced than this seemingly washed out version. Strange.