I'm new and trying to learn. I recently purchased a Nikon D80 and will slowly but surely learn how to use it. I couldn't get the exposure right on this picture with the camera settings. I tried some in aperture priority and some in shutter priority, that's about the extent of my camera settings knowledge right now. Anything I tried would make the sunset really nice with the tree really dark or the sunset not so nice and the tree would have nice details. I ended up taking one of the RAW files and changing the exposure to make an HDR. I used Lightroom and Photomatix, both of which I'm also trying to learn. I think it came out alright. Let me know what you think. I'll post the original later if people want to see it.