A Study From A Video Game?
...if that video game is Riven! I've mentioned this before, but almost 15 years after its release, it's still my favourite piece of CG ever made (that includes movies). The light is so real, you could study from it as though you were actually outdoors. This one is from a particularly subtle scene in the game (hardcore fans should recognize it). Lit entirely in shadow, very close shifts of value and colour temperature were the only tools to reveal distance and scale.