3 image HDR (exposure fusion): -2, 0, +2 EV. Photomatix Pro + LR.
I never get up this early for anything but fishing. I was running on fumes having only slept a few hours that night (was up shooting nightscapes), but forced myself out of bed and into the cornfields. Really wanted to convey what I associate central Illinois with: corn. Needed another component to make it special and the sun + sunstar does it (at least for me it does). Very small details like the dew droplets on the tips of some of the leaves also add a pleasing touch (again, says the guy that took the photo...).