Yea, I use HDR or blending a lot, often times I could just boost the shadows for posting on the web, but if printing the extra shadow detail and less noise is nice.
This one definitely needed multiple exposures (or a grad or two.).
EDIT: actually I lie. I just checked, and although I bracketed 5 exposures for the HDR, the second exposure, with highlight and shadow recovery in Capture One, I could make a perfectly decent web image. I guess that brings into the question of when HDR is needed.
Also focus stacked this, again, not needed for a web image, but definitely for a print.
Storms building and heading to the front range, Grizzy Peak, CO.