This wasn't a fun image to process. This is a painful combination of HDR and LucisArt post-processing.
I used the Photomatix plug-in verses the stand-alone version. Layered the processed HDR on top of one of the original images that had a sky I liked. Spent waaaay too much time masking/unmasking this great ship.
When I was satisfied with the HDR mask, I converted it to 8-bit to hit it with LucisArt. Again, left the sky alone. Yup, more layering to get the water reflection they way I wanted it.
So, in-between sharpening mower blades, bleach in the A/C drain, cleaning the garage, adding more shelves in the garage, nap, etc. this is the out-come. I needed to tweak this image in stages or I would have given up.
Happy Easter to you and your family....