I am glad you sort of gave credit to the other artist. I would have liked a little more contrast to bring the piece out more. I feel the same way about shooting statues. I feel embarrassed now, I should be taking notes when I shoot, to give proper credit the artist whom I am "borrowing" from. Hopefully, the original artist would feel this was additional exposure and not "stealing" their art. (It can go both ways)
Thanks for your honesty.