Now go outside and look at the sky.
the book of beginnings
the book of beginnings is an amazing tour de force through 3D rendering and short story telling.
The author, Gilles Tran, has created an intricate world full of some of the best 3D renderings that are linked togther through a web of unfinished short stories that range from thoughtful and interesting to the outright bizarre. You can easily spend a few hours on a random path through this amazing site.
Gilles also offers "Making Of" pages for some of the more complex renderings with a wealth of useful tips for users of POV-Ray, a free raytracing package that easily overshadows a lot of commercial products.