Yeah, I forgot the vanishing point. It's almost opposite the way it should be. I did realize that shortly after I submitted this. This really just started out as a doddle. I had a little time and was intrigued by the negative comments about the challange...plus I like landscapes.
Anyway if I find some time I will make some changes. Thanks for all the comments everyone!
The waves really need a vanishing point (the liines run parrallelish to the horizon), otherwise the sun is setting behind the edge of the world.
I think this could be vastly improved with greater contrast, still a good piece regardless. Some more pixel refinement couldn't hurt either.
The tree doesn't quite fit yet. The rest is very well done though!
perfeito omg *-*
As effective as the water is against the sunset, the tree and the surface it's on blend with the sand too much. IMO, it looks like theres a line of grass going along the sea with a tree on it and the water coming in on both sides, plus the tree looks a little flat. But those are the only glaring problems I can see, otherwise its brilliant, especially for 10 colors. (Also, maybe more texture in the sand could help). The foreground may be a little bit rushed compared to the water and sky?
But I am a noob, without the most experience or artistic ability, so those 'problems' may not be problems.
.PS. I can tell that its a beach with some sort of grassy cliff with a tree growing on it, with the tide coming in.