Thanks a lot for the feedback, I have been desperate to receive some constructive criticism, and as of yet you are the only person to done so. I'll address each of your points in turn.
I in fact only posted this Timelapse video in two threads,this one, and my portfolio. I posted it here in order to get feedback, and in my portfolio in order to show potential clients or those with an interest my workflow how I work. I believe that you may be mixing the third thread up with my Showreel thread, a seperate video, which while including this map, also focuses on numerous other projects. The two are completely separate video's, despite both using one piece of the same footage.
I did wonder about posting in so many places, but I believe that the reasons were justifiable. For while I consider this some of my better work, and thus include it in my portfolio, I am aware that I need to improve, and so, I include it in the WIP thread too, the whole point of these scenes is that I construct them in two hours, take what I learn in the process,and move onto the next.
The video is locked because I am using copywrited music, I did this deliberately, as I knew that it fit the mood of the scene, and I needed a specific University to be able to view it, however, it means the copy-write holder is able to decide where and when the video is played. Future show reels and video's will use music created by a composer friend.
Now Onto the scene:
The terrain on the right : Are you referring to the terrain down by the waters edge? It is meant to be rock, but I agree that it does look a little odd.
The trees on the left side : I agree with you completely, unfortunately that is what happens when you don't uniform scale stock meshes. I believe that it does have normal map, but I think the stretching has ruined it. I'll take your comments on board in future scenes.
tree one the right side otherway.... is quite awful : Are you talking about the spikey one? I really like the spikey one... I'll admit the texture is tiled too many times, and perhaps it is too low-poly for the scene... In fact. I agree... It's out of place... Cheers for pointing that out... sniff...
The grass is looking more like spikes : yes it does, but again, I am using stock meshes, if I allowed myself more than 2 hours per scene I would probably spend longer making it look more natural, but for this scene I was pleased with the result.
And finally, that scene you linked is absolutely beautiful, and i aspire to that level of quality and polish.
Thank you very much for your time and help, I hope you see improvement in my next work, sorry about the confusion with the video's. Would you mind very much If I sent you along future work for you to critique?