I have been following this thread for a while and am blown away with the range of work and creativity and skill. This is my first attempt at it.
Used Maya and Mental Ray.
Looking forward to hearing your feedback.
I like your unique approach. The mountains and sky have a great cartoon look.
The shadows are a little confusing however as the cabin and tree stump seem to be casting a different shadow direction to the tree. The blue in that shadow of the cabin is a nice contrast to the pink/peach at the front however I’d like to see what it looks like when you match the shadow colours of the tree also to this.
Your work is fantastic, I really like the textures in the day shot and the DOF is spot on.
The way you’ve balanced the light in the night shot is inspiring. I especially like the touch of mist across the water and the colour of the lamp light.
Good addition of the beams on the ship lights and fill light in the front. However I think you should maybe add a few more stars to the right of the image as they would be more intense the further away they are from the moon.
Nice depth to the image with the mountains and fog. The grass is really great. It would be great to see a touch more ambient light. Composition suits the lighting, well done
I like your image. The water looks great you could add a little ripple in it too. The sky along with the composition works really well. Great depth. I especially like the leaves fallen to the ground. Maybe you could add a little more of autumn colours into the grass on the left which is a touch too green next to the burnt orange of the tree.