The layers of order are in the mind of the beholder. The players are the trees, posts, and other discernible objects. The well defined, if not completely even, plane of the ground is the stage. There is no focal point. What would you do with one if you had if? Bruce
If that kind of explanation is necessary to appreciate what you are trying to accomplish with the shot (and I for one certainly don't understand even after the explanation), then there's something wrong with the photograph.
Or with me.
Incidentally, you write of skewing the colour balance before
conversion to b&w. I don't know what tool you are using for the conversion but there are several which allow you to convert to b&w and to fiddle with the contribution made by various colours afterwards, watching the image as you do. It might be easier.