This time around I tried out the photoshop:automate:hdr feature. I also spent more time messing around with contrast and shadows etc. I'm still not happy with the results. I used 6 exposures, raw files, converted to 8 bit and tried to understand tone mapping, increased contrast in trees/fields, decreased contrast in sky, adjusted shadows, contrast and saturation, but I did not adjust levels, color, brightness, exposure (except when in 32 bit), etc. My goal is to understand what I need to do create different effects, and while playing on my own is one way to learn, I am getting a lot out of these tutorials and links that have been posted. I still need your help! I am not going for one specific look, so this picture didn't come out this way because I wanted to. It came out this way because I left it at that, you know? Thanks for the tips!