I debated whether or not to submit this because I'm really not that impressed with it.
This was created for a matte painting competition over at CGChannel (the theme was The Hobbit). In case anybody is wondering, it isn't supposed to look like the Rivendell from the films. I wanted to take it in a different direction. Truthfully, my interest in it fell less than halfway through, but I wanted to see it through to the end anyway. I do enjoy some parts of it, so I hope you will as well.
Plate provided by Jonathan Berube (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30343787@N07/8233750777/sizes/c/in/photostream/). Other references from flickr.