I posted a version of this a few weeks ago in the Critique Gallery and received some great advice on how I could have taken the shot better and how I could correct it in software. I didn't get a chance to revisit the place so I have been learning PS Elements to try and emulate the many excellent mods that were offered. I'm not sure it is quite there but a good improvement on the original. I have also cropped at 7x5 for printing.
Many, many thanks to those that took the time to help me with this.