The day seemed perfect for a soft, moody rendering of this colorful scene. The overcast skies created a soft and diffused light that really helped to pop the autumn colors in an otherwise gray day.
As before, I decided to approach this image as an HDR without tonemapping, preferring to edit in both Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CS6. I'm really enjoying the result as being more 'realistic' than most tonemapping programs would allow. There are times to get creative, and times to let nature stand on its own merits.