|thanks for all the votes and comments...
for those who asked about the pp of this picture...
** HDR from single RAW image, then tone mapping all in photomatix.
** Taken to photoshop, altered all channels in curves to my liking (something similar to cross processing)
**subtle dodging and burning.
** Added a New adjustment Layer (Channel Mixer), and set it to monochrome, then adjust to my liking to get a good black and white.
** Set the opacity of the channel mixer to like about 34% to bring out some color out (in a way making the colors somewhat dull, or not so bright)
** Duplicate the main layer, then applied gaussian blur (about 7.5%), applied a mask and painted with black what i didn't want blurred. left the blur mainly around the corners.
** applied a green photo filter at about 27% density.
**finally sharpened with unsharp mask and resized.