Its a neat terrain, I'd like to point out something though, the terrain is very dry in color (like a desert) but its all foggy and grey - it just doesnt fit. a clear blue sky would be more belieavable.Especially since it seems to be patchy cloud but grey sky behind it.
Other than that, it looks a lot like the columbia river gorge. a lot.
i'm haveing a lot of trouble beliveing this is a render! This is MIND BOGGLING! ... .. how long did it take? *LOL*
it truely is amazing how far computer science has come in just a feuw short years.
Well done, chief!
This is absolutely incredible, it actually looks like a photo. You pulled off the layers in the rocks really well, and the sky and distant rocks really impressed me. The only criticism I would have to add is towards the shadows. Try put more texture to the edges of your shadows, they look too smooth. Maybe making them abit rougher around the edges, so to speak, or adding different shades within the shadow, so it doesn't look solid. All in all, great piece and congrats on the DD.
Now aside from the great job on the realism you've graced us with, I love the scale and depth of this 'snapshot'. This brings forth not only the marvels of 3D rendering, but also some really eye-catching perspective. : )