I took this photo and then edited it using Photomatix:
Unlike the Tawny Owl that I posted earlier this week, I was thinking I would do something a bit more artistic rather than realistic with this image. So, this was a bracketed exposure that I combined in Photomatix, but then I put this version in the “painterly” setting. I was looking to create something that really brought out fall colors. Once I was finished with that, I put it in Aperture and cropped, straightened, and sharpened it.
Here is one of the original images: