HDR is a process of creating images that have a High Dynamic Range beyond what your camera is capable of capturing with one exposure. Some people love it and some people love it. I think of it as another tool in a photographers tool box. Well if you would like to try this technique and you are looking for a good place to try you need to go here.
This is the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World. It is really a beautiful place. Incredile detail but extremely dark. Low lighting with lots of dark wood. A photographers nightmare if you don’t use HDR. Oh yeh and then there’s the Florida sun. It’s really bright!!! So when the sun is streaming through the widows your highlights and shadows are on opposite ends of the exposure scale. I used my T2i to shoot this and it allows me to take three shots automatically. 2 stops under, normal and 2 stops over. I probably could have gone with two more exposures of 4 under and 4 over but I didn’t have a tri-pod with me and that makes alignment very iffy.
So this is the shot I came up with after running the exposures through Photoshop CS4. No other HDR software was used. Oh by the way I had a nice time at Disney and will post more pics as I get time to process them.