Here is an outdoor scene integrating a villa inspired by the Type Variant house (Vincent James Associates Architects) which is another project I started some times ago and that I hope to finish one day.
The goal wasn't to achieve a photoreal result but something with a more painting feeling, at least for some images.
Nothing special to say from technical point of vue, as usual I mixed sunlight result with an hdr lit render and of course lot of instances to create all that nature environment.
Everything was modeled in Blender, trees are generated with my own tree generator script.
Not only 3DTotal granted me an award for this image (http://www.3dtotal.com/index_gallery_detailed2.php?id=5783&cat=scenes#.UzGn0PmSxBk
) but they also asked me to write a making of, so if you are interested you may find it there: http://www.3dtotal.com/index_tutorial_detailed.php?id=1852#.UzGmyPmSxBk