Thanks again! Yeah the sky was pretty intense at that time of the day; it always ends up that crazy blue if you under expose (in this case -2/3 ev). Regarding the drum position, well...I kinda cheated. This is actually a 3 part panorama so the file size is huge, it gives one scope. I added a 'rule of thirds' grid to the pic and then cropped untill the front of the drum intersected with one of the nodes.