Originally Posted by LycosV
The depth that is added to the rock/sand texture on very high is impressive, but shouldn't the color of the sand and the lighting be more like low and medium? The sun is in clear view on a sandy beach. I think the high and very high shots look too dark with the sand colors off.
Might actually be HDR/eye adaption effect since you face the sun. When sun is behind you, the sand should be a little bit ligher.