Thanks, and Damn, I didn't notice that, nice catch, I think I might have been trying to keep that bright white sky to a minimum, I will have to go back and reshoot it!
Yes I was struggling at the point I quit with the pp and posted it, I want to re process it as to my mind it is way too HDR, but when I am a LOT better at pp! I have had DxO for about 9 months now but only really got in to using it in the last 2 or maybe 3 months, last night was the first time not on my laptop (really poor screen about a 5 degree viewing angle before the colours go off), just got 16GB of ram for PC so it doesn't crash now, it has a better screen, though not to the quality some are using here! They are both calibrated though.
Also based on how much detail came back in the sky I might have got away with adding another third to the exposure of the hull?
Thanks for the feedback.
An interesting topic and some nice pictures Graham.
I'm wondering however as to why you chose to clip the masts in the second photos while including a lot of grass in the foreground.
Thanks for sharing this interesting story and those photos.
For me, personally, the second photo is a tiny bit too much HDR look. To capture enough details must have been a challenge considering the amount of clouds.