I understand being hard on yourself, but I think this made me "wow" out loud. The dynamic angle is a great idea, and the lighting on the armor makes it look even more awesome. Went and looked at Samurai I after this and I wish you'd do some kind of short story or something with them!
I hate it how most people go with the stereotypical thing with samurai like skimpy armor for girls or bishounen crap. Not many can truly get the samurai nowdays the way it truly was. I say you nailed it the way it should be done