I'm glad you guys like it. :D It actually didn't occur to me until now how much it looks like Middle Earth... it wasn't intentional. "Left Justified Continent" - ha!
Vorro - the relief was probably the easiest part of it - I did the same thing I did on that Paksennarion map in the challenge a while back. It's just pieces of real-Earth online atlas, merged and rotated and meshed to make something interesting. I spherized it to match the shape and size of the hemisphere, then just masked out the ocean bits. There was some rough pixellation at the eastern edges, and I went in with the blur tool and softened it up a bit there. The northern ice cap and a bit of that far southern land I painted a little, especially the ice cap, to make them look a little nicer.