I always do a bit of touch up to my pictures, but this was actually just one of the most amazing looking sunsets I've ever seen. I don't think the pictures do it justice. I took this over 3 years ago and I can still remember it.
This is one of my favorites ever, mostly because of the clouds. It was when I was first starting out and if I hadn't managed to get something I was so happy with, I don't know if I would have stuck with photography.
My theory is to just take a ton of pictures and eventually one of them will be a good shot. There was a little help from photoshop for colors and such, but not all that much.
That was actually a hay bale. I was using it to block the sun so that I could get the colors of the clouds and I wouldn't get a massive white ball in the center of the picture. It just so happened that it made for a rather good picture.