I’ve been a long-term lurker on these forums and thought it about time to come into the light.
As an intro, here is a image I produced during The Nature Academy from Andrew Price. This is not just the final render from the lesson, I have tried to take the knowledge from the tutorials and combine with things I figured out myself. The foreground water, trees, lighting, mountain modelling and overall composition are mine, how to create the snow effect, mountain texturing and sky are drawn heavily from Andrew’s tutorial.
Update: Trying to address the scale issues a lot of you pointed out. Tweaked the focal length of the camera from 80 to 90, increased the fog effect from the Z buffer by .5, added modelling detail to the left hand side to try to create additional depth and a lot more trees. I still like the silhouette of the large trees on the left against the dark background. It was never meant to be the Matterhorn, I am interested whether I have been successful in selling the scale this time?
Further Edit: In response to BlenderKiddy comments below. I have to admit I am not a photographer and had little idea on whether it was better to go with a 90mm focal length (after some research, I now know this gives a zoomed effect) or 23mm focal length (I now know gives wide-angle), so I had to give it a try :eyebrowlift2: