Thank you, thank you, thank you SO much for such a kind-hearted and helpful critique! It means the world to me that you would spend the time to say such nice things. I indeed have found many issues while working the hands, and there is definitely further work to be done!
I like this panoramic better than the other one because there is much more to look like, and in that respect, makes it feel much more like a panoramic should. The colors are beautiful and so is the stitching! It all lines up so perfectly. I think that the black border works very well, and I would like to see this hanging on a huge wall! I enjoy how the water on the right side of the frame curves into the viewing space near the camera and comes back out to the far right. <img src="e.deviantart.com/emoticons/c/c…" width="25" height="25" alt="" title="Clap" /> Brilliant job; I hope to see you do more of them.