I shot it with HDR processing in mind and glad I did. The fine detail in the various sections that it preserved certainly helped with the impact of the final image you see here. Sometimes I like to use HDR for the very real instead of completely surreal. That day was one of them.
The shot itself was bracketed +/- 2 stops from average with the resulting raw files merged into an HDR file via Photomatix. The same program was used for the tone-mapping and detail preservation. The final image was post processed through Virtual Photographer to remove the cyan cast (it was shot in shadows picking up a lot of the sky tint in the process) and give it the look of a traditional silver based 'chrome film printed on good old cibachrome paper.