Absolutelly fantastic with the palms as a silhoute. Beautifull colors from the sunset. Looking closer at many of the participants in the competitions of panormamia, I can't fail to notice that when zooming in on pictures like these the colors are much more clean (no noise) on a dslr (like your olympus) than on a normal compact. It's like night and day!
Great picture composure with the statue (or fountain?) as a silhouet with the sun shining on top of it and some dramatic clouds! And the blue in the sky isn't washed out either(polarising filter or photoshop editting?)!
Thanks, Magnus! Yes, it is done by Canon 17-85 zoom lens and it is HDR without tripod. Main problems are CA from the lens and slight shift because of hand held.