I would like to thank you all for discussing this photo. It has given me some things to think about when dealing with post-processing and the technical problems with the photo. The sky was actually very bright and flat and I honestly didn't know what to do with it. I like how the trees draw the eye upward, but it would have been better had there been something up there (even texture...I'll see how much bracketing will help the next time I come across these conditions). I see that I should take more care in cropping my photo and exploring more of my processing program to make this photo look better. I am fairly new to processing photos and happy to receive advice on this matter (thanks for the link) as well as the details of such a bright sky.