As always, I love your unique style and that I can always pick your pictures out of the thousands of other pictures I see everyday(which is a really good thing).
Infrared does help this picture; which would be somewhat mediocre if the effect wasnt used properly... (You use it better than anyone else I have seen.)
I feel like the aperature in this photo however is a bit high. It has made the DOF a bit wonky.. There are some "not so sharp" parts of this photograph which im sure that "non-photographers" wouldnt catch but it still should be addressed. I think that if you had used maybe f/11-f/14 it would be a bit more crisp and the area in the lower left side and the people on the right would be more in focus.
Overall, you know what you're doing. You are a fantastic photographer and amazing artist with some really great visions. I just think that for this piece in genreal, a little more time could have went into it.