Thanks for the feedback really appreciate it. Yes, I will revisit the point of interest, thanks.
Good to hear other people go through the same, coming back to their work and thinking "what is this?".
Ha ha, yes, kind of a depressing scene. I am fascinated by these empty, lonely places. I think I will work some more on the lighting, ideally it would be evening, after it had rained.
I'm just exploring different ideas etc, really new to 3D, but really want to improve.
For the textures, the metals are all just in Octane using this method: https://vimeo.com/114419480
The ground was just an image texture with a displacement.
The puddles just a super plane with a basic specular material.