I really got nothing bad to say about this. So much detail and atmosphere, the texturework must have been immense.
The bench scene is the shot I love the most. It makes me feel there is a story to the place.
I have been dying to find time and model some environments for a while, for practice. And when I’m done it’s this good I want it to turn out.
It’s indeed a huge work and still far from being finished, I could put at least the same amount of time and still have a lot to do
Modelling took me a while, this is a project I started some times ago and I worked on it from time to time, so quite hard to say what I finally spent in it.
About texturing, I used a lot of photos I took there to make the required textures and I also used several high quality maps from CGTextures.com
About rendering time, well it really varies from one image to another. The images were rendered in 1920 wide for landscape and 1200 height for portrait, for day images some just took 30min, some other cooked for about 3hours. Night scene require more of course, about 7hours which is still very acceptable.