Day 53 Delimna

I have been fighting with Day 53’s image for a while today. I had “concerns” about it when I first downloaded it from the camera, but now I am not sure why. Here are the things I have tried (all are versions of 7750 that have been cropped to a left-aligned jock):
Day 53
Monochrome Adjusted (Infrared filtered/Max Black):
Decolor Grass (isolating jock as the only color):
Recolor Grass (using color to highlight and not isolate):
Recolor Grass – Balanced and Subdued (Chris’ Suggestion):
So far, when asked, everyone seems to hate the monochrome version and at least partially like the original.