HDR sunset

Challenge #1 in the Out of the ordinary series. Hosted by juanlucas.
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Try to turn the extraordinary beauty of a sunset into a breathtaking HDR image. It is MANDATORY to explain the technique you used.
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Roadside South Texas Sunset
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Submitted: Sunday, 22nd May, 2011 16:50 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 24th August, 2010
Focal length: 25 mm
Shutter speed: 1/180 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Notes: Single NEF/RAW file batch proc esses, Photomatix Pro4 and tweaked (CLARIFY tool) in PSPX2, cropped, resized in Capture NX2.
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