Took this photo this morning just before 7am and I think it came out really great. I just hate the barrel distortion of this lens.. I'm going to try to upgrade to the 16-85 VR for my general purpose lens.. I may even get the 11-16 2.8 Tokina for landscapes.. we'll see.
Yes this is a HDR by the way.. I didn't want to do an HDR but the issue was that I didn't have a polarizer filter so I coulden't get what I want. So I decided to just do a HDR so I could get the sunrise and the white snow on the trees and have them all in correct exposure.. it works for me.