BRACKETED SHOTS + LIGHT PAINTING + PHOTOMATIX HDR + CAMERA RAW
To get the effect in the top image I used several steps:
1. BRACKETING ORIGINALS: I set up my camera on a tripod at the end of the sunset. I used my bracketing feature to take three exposures: f/9.0 shutter ranged from 1″ to 1/20 with ISO: 100.
2. LIGHT PAINTING: When the sun was even lower, I used a large spotlight to paint light for 10 seconds on the old grainery building and tower: f/22 10 sec. ISO: 100.
3. HDR WITH 3 and 4 IMAGES: In shot #3, I brought the three bracketed shots into Photomatix and tried and HDR effect. In shot #2, I used HDR with all four images. By adding the light painting shot Photomatix was able to blend in the interesting orange lighting on the building.
4. CAMERA RAW ADJUSTMENT: In shot #1, I took the final blended HDR image into Camera Raw to correct the white balance so it was not so blue and appeared truer to what I was seeing that night.