This is part of a series of previz renders I did for an animation contest at CGtalk.com. I was unable to finish the contest due to other obligations, but I'm happy with the images that came out of it.
This scene sets the mood for a story of espionage in which a spy is recruited to infiltrate an enemy castle to retrieve their strategic documents. If you look closely, you can see the spy utilizing the waterwheel as a winch to hoist himself up the wall.
Check my gallery for other images from this series.