Magnificent. All of the elements involved balance one another out nicely: the black trees and hill in the foreground against the white-capped mountains and fortress in the background; the lone solider in the center-left leveled out by the rocks and trees to the side, as well as the trees in the distance on the hill. Your eye is led from the bottom of the river... to the horseman... towards the fortress... and led back again by the dark trees in the front. I also like that the red cape of the horseman is rather worn and muted so as it doesn't draw too much attention to the subject so as your eye is given more leave to wander. Very nice, beautiful work! Great composition!!
You're most welcome! Yeah, you did a marvelous job with this compositionally and color-wise. You're right in that it is difficult to nail, but the viewer will still be able to tell if something works or not, even if they don't always know why. Ha-ha. Being meticulous about the placement of things can really pay off, so great work!
Aww, gee. Thank you so much! I'm flattered that you like my work.