Thank you! I'm really glad you like it!
Helm, honestly I don't know if it makes sense to proof them for c64 specs, I wonder if there's any possible hi-res mode that would not "squarize" the piece too much. It would probably take some extreme programming. But I'll think of that. As for the feeling it evokes for you, I'm really happy to hear that, it's very close to what I was aiming at; also think of old 19th c. photographs as they look now, desaturated, overexposed etc..
I think I'll balance them a little bit more, and clean up some parts of it. I have a few new ideas too, thanks for the encouragement!
Ultimaodin, I like your idea, never considered it before. Basically, the first image was meant to show a guy walking through the plains, no water (I wanted to portray some hunting scene, i.e. I would give him a rifle aimed somewhere at the trees, maybe I'll return to this idea), whereas in the second picture there is the guy meditating in the lakeside. Hmm, the shrine. . . never thought of that as well, but I guess it's very nice everyone has its own idea of the picture
I'll reconsider the composition, thanks for pointing it out.
The updated piece will be posted soon.