The shot itself was taken in the late afternoon light. It is a seven shot HDR and I even made use of my tripod for this. Looking at the composition now I wish I hadn't cut off tree tops. In fact a number of shots taken that day suffer from cutoff trees or buildings. I need to be more aware of the whole frame and not just the main subject in it. Processed in Photomatix then finished in Topaz Labs plug-ins.