It looked liked the light was just falling off harshness when I decided to snap this image. I attached my Gorilla Pod (great accessory for travel) to the other end of the pier and shot 6 exposures going a little dark for one of them (-3)
Post in Photomatix for the tone-mapping and then into CS5 for levels, vibrancy and subtle vignette, along with defogging and final image sizing and sharpening and denoising. The put into Topaz Adjust as i wanted to pop the details in the wood a bit more.
After that I brought into Aperture for final processing in Nik Viveza to bring out the reflection in the window across the way. Then into Nik Color Efx for a warming filter to accentuate the softening light.
I did play with Nik Silver Efx and the B@W would definitely be cool, but I thought the color gave the best emotional impact here.