How to make the focus more evident here?

Hi guys, I had enough spare time in school to get started on this new scene:

I like it so far, but the characters don’t stand out very much, not even with LOD on .04. The tonal range is pretty even, leaning towards darker but I can fix that. Also its in cycles. Its an outdoor scene in broad daylight so I was wondering, how could I make the characters stand out more?

Personally I think they don’t stand out because they are so small. The blocking of the scene is what you need to change.

How is this?

Is the focus clear enough? I also added a pixelated texture to the grass to break up the spec from one of the lights. I can’t change the position of the characters or logs because that was close to the position IRL.