It has become apparent to me that I tend to stay with color when I'm processing an image and I'm not sure why that is. Often, processing a color in B&W or sepia actually makes the picture so why don't I do it more often? It's probably because the color coincides with my memory [of the shoot] so to do anything but be at least close to true looks odd.
But with this image I stepped out and used the PTM action Silver Spoon. And it worked. Beautifully. This is exactly what the image needed.