Damn dude, my hats off to you… your image is beautifully done. Ive been staring at it for the last few minutes and Im blown away. Those birds flying amongst that dense foliage… they are a small part of the image but add so much atmosphere. I think my favorite part is how you handled the light and shadows on the sub. I really love the way the light casts those shadows from the leaves on the top front of the sub. The water seeping out from the side of the sub is also a nice touch and goes to show that you seriously put some thought into the details.
I gotta say, Ive felt your idea has been one of the strongest in the challenge. There are definitely some beautifully rendered pieces here, but I feel your image definitely captured what I interpret as what “spectacular” can and should be. Awesome job - Joel