Thaks for the response, guys!
z3r0 d: I don’t know what the problem is. . .
Prince: Yes, the modelling needs improvement, I know.
Marty_D: Not sure if I understand you; are you talking about the side of the deck that is facing to the left? If you look, it is more lit then the other side, just there are a lot of tree leaf shadows on it, so it appears darker.
darthpip: Yes, I know, but I was really only putting time into lighting the scene.
SpindleRift and mzungu: Okay, here’s the deal. I’ve been having a lot of trouble with getting accurate shadows with spotlamps recently, so I decided to try raytracing with a sun lamp instead. I haven’t figured out how to blur shadows with raytracing (besides using an area lamp); that’s why they are sharp.
I’m going to try to re-light the scene with spotlamps; raytracing looks nice, but there just isn’t enough control over the resulting shadows (and it takes a long time).
Also, I forgot to say in my original post, I was attempting at getting a early to mid-morning feel on the lighting.
Again, thanks for the critiques, they help just as much as comments do! 8)