The trees around Fonthill Castle are turning toward their fall brilliance. For the last couple of days I have been going to the castle to catch late afternoon and early morning light as it illuminates the castle walls. This image is a combination of a 0, +1, and -1 exposure blended together. The normal exposure is the base. The +1 exposure was used to lighten the right side of the castle that was in the shade. The -1 exposure was used to tone down a few hot spots on the castle tower. These were blended together using layers and masks in Photoshop. A little tonal contrast in NIK Color EFEX pro was used to finish the image off. I first worked with HDR, but could not come up with a realistic looking image.