Thank you for your views.
The shot comes from an Epson V700 scan of a Linhof 612 negative. I, too, questioned whether the cottage at the right should be included but thought that it repeated the motif of the house on the left and added value to the very dark tree area. The image, including the softness, reminded me of paintings by the English painter Constable but obviously too much wishful thinking!
I am not v happy with my scanning. I have trouble deciding if the film is in focus (I use bits of cardboard to maintain the film in what I think is the focus plane).
I have tried reshooting but have never got the same soft moody lighting.
I will keep trying!