Maybe some Autumn color would not be out of place to keep a seasonal cycle going. That would help to maintain the plants health, and genetic stability. I have to say that all of your domed habitat's have been a pleasure to see. I would love living in them. They would probably build a ring of living and working space into the crater walls and under the bulk of the crater proper. This would also provide total protection from radiation and other dangers on Mars, the Moon, and other such likely places. All in all quite a paradise. Great work.
With the exception of the sky, this could very well be somewhere in the Southwest. About that sky with the primary still above the horizon - stars would not be visible due to glare and the limitations of the eye. It's the same thing that confused the Apollo mission deniers. They could not see stars in the photographs from the moon because reflected sunlight made them invisible. Love your work though.
Thanks! Yes, you're probably right about the stars. But realism ranks only 3rd in my level of priorities, when it comes to creating images. My first two priorities are imagination and beauty so sometimes I have to sacrifice a bit of realism...
Thanks! That in front is not a star, that's a very dense star cluster. Or at least that was my intention. The "sun" is on the right side of the image, as you can see from the shadows. This scene was built in Vue, which is a 3D software so the sun is an object that I place where I want. It's very similar to Bryce, that you use. It's the software that defines the shadows, based upon the place where I placed the sun. So, the shadows can't be wrong because they're calculated by the software.