Went out for a walk to the Minnesota State Capitol during lunch. It was nice since there were actually clouds in the sky today. I really should be out there right now as the sun is going down! I ended up masking out the fuchsia colored flowers in Gimp to keep them as originally taken, since they were already blurred they looked way out of wack after processing in Photomatix.
After eating lunch by the stream in Mears Park, I captured this image. I post processed it in Photomatix. I’m trying to decide if I’d like to purchase this program, so for now we will all live with the Photomatix watermarks. I hand held the three images it took to make this, so there were artifacts in the full-size image, but they all sort of disappeared when I re-sized it down. I think these will mostly go away if I use a tripod. Click the image for a larger view.