This set of pictures (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157630794402948/detail/) is originally inspired by a single Indigo gallery picture from Radiance (http://www.indigorenderer.com/images/pool57cw). It was entirely modeled and rendered with Blender 2.6 and Cycles:
My focus was on texture and lighting/ambience with Cycles.
The sky/environment is “Malibu Overlook” from HDRLabs. Real textures from cgtextures.com, plus a few Cycles procedural textures.
Please feel free to provide feedback here and/or on my http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157630794402948/detail/"]flickr picture set. Thank you!