OK, one last update of the map, before I go gaming...
I made the leaves considerably smaller, so I think it is better now. I think in desaturating this version, I did it less so than the previous, so I may still need to desaturate some more.
And don't worry about the criticizms you're throwing at me, because, as I said this is more of an experiment to get that "nighttime mood" right with a tangible feel.
I plan on using the techniques learned with this project to create a village - village hall, tavern/inn, a few shops and several homes, a chapel, a creepy cemetery, maybe a small bridge crossing a black creek, and a road through the village, all under the moonlight.
Its giving me all sorts of ideas for gaming - goblins in the night, undead walking, a serial killer on the loose last seen on the road to the village, ghosts and ghoulies, or perhaps an accursed witch's hometown.
I think I've just about got the techniques mastered.