To create this image, I combined 5 bracketed exposures from Lightroom using Photomatix's "merge to 32 bit" plugin. The resulting 32 bit image is then automatically imported back into Lightroom for further processing. It's HDR but without traditional tonemapping that can lead to bad halos and a lot of cleanup work. I believe I also hit it with Topaz's new Restyle plugin. I think. ;) It's been a long day.
Situated on Bellingham Bay about 80 miles north of Seattle, the town of Bellingham offers lots to do downtown and in the surrounding area, and with both saltwater and the North Cascades just minutes away, it’s especially popular with outdoor adventurers.