So I reprinted the photo to B&W and after much staring at it I think this is the way to go. I will probably still have a go at scrapping the original colour photo in a less 'busy style' as suggested by Sue Feher at some stage but for now, even if it doesn't look better on the screen, IRL I'm happier with the B&W photo.
Just wanted to share this as a couple of people have asked me about it. No need to comment but if you have time a quick 'yes' for better or 'no' if it's a lost cause would be appreciated.
Oh! My! the insecurities of scrapping the 'special' photo!!!!!!! *sigh*