Sometimes the magic just happens, sometimes you create it. While on a class assignment one early morning this simple scene just rose up from the morning sunrise but in class the teacher suggested ways to improve it which included removing elements from the opening and adding an animal. So I added a picture of my old tom cat.
Amazingly the golden colors are just about right out of the camera and I really only adjusted the white levels slider slightly. The normally battleship gray walls glowed but 40 minutes later they were again gray with the exact same camera settings.
Nikon D200, Nikon 18-200 VR lens, 1/2000 @ f5.6 Focal length 95mm, ISO 100, Auto mode, spot metering. White balance set to Sunshine (Fine weather)