You know what's amusing? Saying that a photo looks like a painting... and yet a really good painting may look like a photo. A lot of people say that... and so am I. The strange texture and slight over-all blur make it look like a painting at first.
Since it isnt, I might paint this, myself. With credit, of course. I need spare time though... I dont have that.
...that sky would look a lot better with a bit more of blue in it--to differentiate between it and the mountains... but I see what you were going for here.
Wow, that is absolutely beautiful. The colours are just inspiring. Och... I want to draw something with this colour scheme now, desperately. Black and chestnut and orange... oh, and I love the reflection!
Yeah, to get these colors there needs to be a lot of green to start with. Then I can easily change the green to orange in photoshop.
This technique is best for landscape images and I also think it looks beautiful. I'll probably continue to create this style in the future.