If you wonder what it looks like after a bit of PP. Here's what I did with the JPG:
After upping the gamma and midtone expansion in PSP. The clouds are a lot fainter here.
After HDRing it with the original.
The clouds are back. I brightened things up a bit more in the HDR creation. The fog is more pronounced and the trees show their autumn colours. I also rotated it 1 degree left (hence the smaller crop) and burned the area with the light to the right of the house because I liked how it stood out in the dark, almost silhouette-like original. Because the green in the trees on the left had come out a bit too light and I didn't want to redo the HDR I burned the green a bit darker too. The rotation had created/added a bit of softness so I sharpened a little too.
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