Here's some early work in progress pictures for my next installment of my image series, SideTrip : Experimental.
Modo is used here. Much of the buildings you see in the distance are just planes I lit up with little area lights. These images were originally daytime shots but by just adjusting some of the lighting you can get quite a variety of lighting conditions. Of course it's not perfect, but that's frankly not really where I'm headed with this series.
I also threw in a few 3D models which blends into the scene quite well. Hopefully I'll be producing this image soon!