Sorry for spamming, but I repainted it not enough to submit is as a new one, but enough to post info about it. Here's a comparison: [link]
I updated mostly the lights, general blending and colour, the foliage with many little details. I really feel it's better this way
another one for .PSD magazine, done in PS CS2, no direct refs used. I had some fun playing with lights here, though can't say I'm 100% happy with it.
some close ups (really big ones): [link][link][link]