First, because I didn't have a ball tripod head with me I utilized the Puffin Pad, invented by two friends of mine Ken and Wayne, to support my camera on my car window. The great thing about the Puffin Pad is that it is very light and does not require any beans. You can find out more about the Puffin Pad at http://www.puffinpad.com/
I took three bracketed shots at 0, -1, +1 compensation, used Photomatrix Pro to create an HDR. Then I adjusted the settings in Lightroom.
|Photomatrix HDR with Lightroom adjustments|
Finally utilized some of the Topaz filters to adjust the scene. The first set of plug-ins I utilized was Clarity, Detail, and Adjust.
|Picture number one|
|Picture number two|
|Picture number three|
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