Anybody ever had the idea of asking that black-clad guy there for the way?
Very nice job on the colours.. the reaper also blends right in, but the shadow that just doesn't fit also gives it a rather unnatural aspect, that it should really be there.
Red is an interesting choice. I like the feel, though the shadow again bothers me (like in your "cloaked dude on the beach" one). The Reaper (which I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said anything) is casting a crisp shadow, but none of the trees are...don't know how you could fix that without making the whole piece too dark, so I'd just leave it.
Again, I like the idea of two paths, with the Reaper there...kind of "damned if you do, damned if you don't kind of thing. I suppose I'd just turn around and go back! Take the train or something...
Thanks. And my favorite part about this image is actually the colors as well. The original version I made didn't have lots of colors, just red. So, I added some oranges and yellows, contrasts and different brightnessses for an added surreal/fantasy effect.