This shot is another HDR image from a long day at the Inner Banks of Eastern North Carolina. This area is just slightly off the beach at Goose Creek State Park. See the sand at lower left? During post-processing, I considered straightening the lines for a more realistic perspective. But, after thinking about it, the upward reach toward the center of the frame started to appeal to me. So, here it is . . . trees reaching to the heavens.
Processing: The five images were loaded into Nik HDR Efex Pro for tone mapping and selective Control Point processing to add some structure to the sky, tree trunks and foreground. Then I used Adobe Photoshop for Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlights to balance the tones. I also made color adjustments using Hue/Saturation and finally added a little more depth with Curves and sharpening with High Pass Filter.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 lens set to f/16, ISO 200. Manfrotto 190XPROB with 486RC2 ball head.