Eastern Sierra's Hot Creek
Looking west from Owens River Road we see Hot Creek with Mammoth Mountains in the background. A gorgeous area at anytime of the year. Strangely enough, being June 1st, snow was falling by the time I got back to the highway at the base of the mountains.
This is an HDR shot, but not. The bottom half of the photo was processed from 3 images using HDR Soft's Photomatix, while the upper half is from a single image. The overall the image was processed using Topaz Labs software and Photoshop.
The mild HDR processing on the bottom half gave it some "pop" I was looking for.