DAZ Studio, Reality Plugin, LuxRender, Photoshop
Inspiration: This wonderful image of the bridge over the lake in Cismigiu Garden, Bucharest RO
This piece was made for a challenge on the DAZ website forums. Rendered in LuxRender via the Luxus plugin for DAZ Studio.
The bridge model itself is the excellent Bridge of Cheirocrates with a texture set called Les Romantiques Expansion both available at DAZ.
I used various tree objects for foliage, and the sky and background are from the Reality Plugin light set.
The best part is the water, also from DAZ and in the Fantasy Castle Grounds set. I use this water object a lot.
The lights are mesh lights applied to the bulbs in the bridge lights and another behind the bridge aimed at the fountain, as well as the IBL light provided by the Reality light.
Final render was a bit over 12 hours and I used Photoshop to add some cloud detail and the signature. Other than that it is a straight render.