agreed, just have to tweak it now in all aspects.
Also, I looked at your source image / inspiration image... nice shot!
Though I said before not to make it a forest, that image really inspires the use of at least some trees. I like how the trees are down the road, but not so far you cant pick out details. The photo has a nice feel to it. Like a hot dryish summer day in the mid west. If it were overcast with high altitude calm clouds, it would feel like a day at the state park, with rain forecast for the evening.
The sand suggests a river near by