Stu, this image has some great potential... and I don't think you went the right way with it, even if IR is cool. I used the image you had to play with a bit, so the quality is not the best, but I think you get the idea.
I love the sky, you need to bring it out, make it darker! There's a very timeless feel to this image, even if the pavement gives it a way a bit, it coudl have been a shot taken 100 years ago. Now here's my more gloomy interpretation of your image.
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Pee Ess... I'm not that found of actions, but I do run one action that gives me a fairly good b/w to start with, and then I work the image with doge and burn, layer masks up the the yin yang. I love playing with b/w's!