Yosemite - student project

It's always a challenge for me to be subtle with HDR photographs. I hate halos and sometimes the sky looks too "done to me. Truth is this was a fairly easy image to create. The natural view is so majestic. I bracketed 3 exposures at your standard +2, 0 -2 and set my white balance before I exported into Aurora, and hand tweaked the image very slowly until I found this. I had to start over 3 times.My goal in photography is to record the "isness" of the place. This does it for me.