very nice landscape! I immediately recognised it as the Rockies. I'm not sure the border around it is needed - he piece stands well on it's own.
oh, how have I not seen this before? better viewed at a distance, but very amazing.
I dont think its cheating, this is still WAY amazing ^_^
A word from me, I hate the way dithering looks, so I would tell you not to bother doing it, but thats just my personal opinion and many people would disagree with me.