I had that experience with this photo. I remember that I had to walk a few steps down the street to be able to record this. I do not regret it, because it gives a nice insight into possible color combinations.
In fact, a lot happens when you remove the red. It results in a completely different impression.
Moreover, you are in front of the geraniums and you are not behind them. (A Dutch joke about aging).
Canon EOS 5D MarkII – EF 70-200mm F 2,8 L USM – ISO 400 – 200mm – F 8 – 1/125sec – 2011, July.