thx Mike ..I will definately try and look at a few of those issues.
The look is as I want it , I am very new to maya and realise I couldn't even hope to go photorealistic at least until I can create better textures anyhow.
the ground is actually quite uneven but from a distance you don't catch it, I can't make it too undulating because it's cobbled and you simply can't cobble unless the ground is fairly even
the water I agree needs work, I haven't been able to achieve a reflection for some reason even though reflections are turned on ( any hint would be appreciated).
Thanks though for the constructive crit..at least if I don't have time to fix this scene it will help me with future ones
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