All of the models unless stated are provided by Ringling College. Lighting, texturing, compositing is all done by myself using Maya, Photoshop, Renderman, and Nuke.
First, the cemetery:
This one was a toughie: I was really struggling with it when we turned in our semi-final (above). I was unhappy with how 'fake' it looked, the composition wasn't interesting, it just wasn't up to the standards I expected for myself. So, I did a major revamp and put in about 10 more hours or so to make something I think looks a little better. I'm still not completely happy with it and I think it could use a lot more fine tuning, but sometimes you need to just let it be.
I even practiced my modeling by making the picnic basket for this.
Have a very jolly day!