A spaceship crash in a valley. The valley could be on earth or any other planet. Before going through the atmosphere and crashing, the spaceship spread its escape pods, with the crew in cryo stasis. Those escape pods are still landing on the planet. The beacon light is active when there is a crew member inside (in cryo stasis), to help the awakened crew find them.
My goal doing this scene was to create a full 3d background using Worldmachine, and practice HardSurface in Zbrush. I wanted to use the double complementary harmony that is used a lot for landscapes. For the ship and the escape pods, I took some concepts from Halo, that I adapted.