I worked some more on the picture last night and got the path looking better. I also reworked the planter on the right and it is now the right shape.
I then brightened the sunlit path round the corner at the end. It made a sudden an big difference to the picture. The end of our alley is now drenched in sunlight.
Next I worked on the right hand foreground. Light, the gate and flowers in the pots.
What I need to do now is to work out where the sun is going to be falling apart from in the hidden alley at the end. I reckon I have light on the path on the bottom left and also in the background of the right hand gate. I still need to work this through.
Anyway, we’re most of the way there now.