This is an old church in New Bern, North Carolina. The steeple and trees formed a beautiful upward reach.
Processing: I used nine exposures taken at .5 ev intervals from -2 to +2 ev. Nik HDR Efex Pro was used for light tone mapping, basically blending and structure. I used Hue/Saturation and High Pass filter in Adobe Photoshop to polish off the image. Then, since I had some pretty extreme distortion from shooting at 20mm, I used Photoshop Lens Correction to eliminate some chromatic aberration and then Adaptive Wide Angle to straighten the horizontals and adjust the verticals just a bit for a more realistic view.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 lens set at 20mm, f/8, ISO 400. Handheld.