Water makes a lot of landscapes look better by giving them a sense of life and movement. In this diorama by Tom Simon, water is used to great effect in enhancing the look of the scene. In particular, the color gradient of the river and the widening flow of the waterfall are techniques that warrant imitation. With such great irrigation, I wonder why there are no crops in the field.
Um, they are plowing the fields. There aren’t crops at plowing time :) I like the detail of the darker browns vs. the tan for the plowed/not-plowed parts, as well as the water!
For me the really standout detail is the differently-colored strata in the cliff wall.