this image is a HDR image created with Photomatix Tone Mapping plugin. I had to correct the noise left from the plugin and dim the effect on the sky a little but that is the result I was more or less happy with. A better way is to blend 2 different exposures. this was from only one exposure that was exposed for the sky, so the foreground was very dark, thus the noise. Doing a HDR image from 2 exposures is much better, but one must remember not to put the effect too strong or the resulting image will look flat and unatural.