D300, D300s, D7000 & canon S9050 1.4G, 105VR macro, Nikon 10-24, 16-85, 70-200, 70-300VR & 80-400VR
cjf2: This looked to be the winner to me. A great image from an unpromising starting point which was exactly the point of the challenge.
thanks cjf2 I have to admit that I deliberately underexposed to keep the sky, but when I looked in Lightroom thought I might have gone too far. I was very happy with the end result.
Arsen & Steve. Many thanks for comments.
Processed with Photomatrix pro