it’s been quite a long time but here is my newest scene.
It is a desert scene working heavily with the use of particle instancing. I also used the new Cycles volume shader for the atmospheric perspective.
Polygons: 0.7m (excluding all instanced objects)
Rendertime: 5h for the video, 25m for the final image
Software: Blender 2.70
The final image:
The blender scene:
Feedback is appreciated.