Thanks to both of you. I didn't use an HDR technique for this one. It is difficult if not impossible to do when there is movement in the scene (boats in water with a wind, etc.). It does look a little like an HDR conversion. I augmented the contrast some using CS3 to achieve the overall look.
Very nice shot Don. So now I know what the 14-24mm can achieve on an FX camera. The distortion for this lens is less noticeable on my D300. Damn! I just have a NAS attack on that D700. I must write a 1000 lines 'I do NOT need a D700. I do NOT need a D700. I do need a D700. I DO need a D700....'
Thanks everyone. I just have to add that I corrected for lens distortion in CS3 to taste, meaning that I left a little in there. At 14mm on an FX sensor there is a lot of distortion going on, but there is no smearing, softness, or CA to speak of. It is a marvel of lens engineering
Great shot Don. It DOES lool like an HDR image, but you're right, their is no cloud "smear" and the water is too defined. I LIKE the look thought and the wide angle. Just got my D700 yesterday, but haven't had the time to shoot.