Its amazing what you can do with a tripod and some time on location.
I got mine for 30ish from amazon, its nothing amazing...however its light and folds up compactly enough to strap in with my camera bag or stuff in a suitcase when flying.
Nice pagoda.. not sure if I dig the super white areas between the clouds... nice never the less....
One nice thing about using a strong ND filter and slow shutter speed used during the day time, is that people in pictures disappear.
Let's see the unmolested version of this picture, the HDR is way overdone.