The warm tones of this Lake Lewisville shoreline appealed to me visually, and I got very lucky with that magnificent sky and clouds.
This is a High Dynamic Range image (HDR) which is created when three images shot at different exposures (with a tripod) are blended together with Photomatix softare. The end result has more depth and tonality than a standard one frame exposure.
This online article gives a fine one page summary of HDR:
This particular image is MUCH better if viewed at the larger sizes...