I was checking out some locations for photo shoots today and decided to play with getting some HDR exposures. This is the composite of 5 exposures, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 EV. Shot them in Av at f.13 with a 70-300mm Tamron at 70mm, on a tripod mounted Canon 40D.
This is the first HDR photo I have really tried, and I first tried using photoshop CS4 and the automated action to convert it to HDR, but that had less then stellar results. so I downloaded the trial version of HDR Photomatix for Aperture 2. and, I could instantly see why everyone who shoots HDR images seems to swear by the photomatix software.
I think the printed photo looks even better, like an old time postcard. Looks like I'll have to invest in the photomatix software to get a license to get the watermarks removed.