(Semi-) Pro Equipment - special rules; read carefully!

Challenge #5 in the Who Knows... series. Hosted by blosshapperter.
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This is the complementary of the standard equipment series. Get out your full formats or even middle formats and show us money-starved how hopelessly we fail with our standard equipment. This challenge is post processing restricted still - but I will not check for it. Just be nice to your colleagues and don't cheat! The next challenge is without post processing restrictions. You might be interested to put in with and without post in both challenges. You might be tempted to put in a link to the other into the description field... This is a 'beginners challenge' hoping to attract some pros showing us how to do it right. We want to learn - please comment the pictures! Please be creative!
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Berry Creek
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Berry Creek facing west from CR152 bridge just south of Berry Creek Park in Georgetown, TX. Since I can't post-process what was one of three shots taken for an HDR sequence, I just set the temp to 5500K in Adobe Camera Raw and cropped it in Photoshop CS6 Extended. Sure looks blah compared to the finished HDR shot.
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Submitted: Sunday, 20th January, 2013 01:13 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 15th January, 2013
Focal length: 24 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 100
Notes: New full-frame Nikon D600 with VR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lens ($1999 together). Only taken 500 shots so far since Christmas. Hand held. Left the Manfrotto190XPROB tripod and 468M6 ball head in the car as I was in a hurry.
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