Coral, I really love the look of this image, a little crunch but not so much as to make it feel fake the detail and color really pulls me in. I honestly have never seen Laughlin look so appealing. While I am far from a expert in HDR I find this to be a really effective image.
Thanks! I lucked out on the sky/clouds - just happened we were over there right before it started to rain. Someone on photo camel was nice enough to tell me about the de-ghosting feature in photomatix which of course is a great help.
I don't do much hdr if at all.. That being said, this is a nice one without being overcooked like I see a lot of people do. The sky worked out great here. As bobby said, a little crunchy but not too much.