This is a view of the Minneapolis skyline including the historical Stone Arch Bridge. For this particular image I used a relatively new technique called HDR or High Dynamic Range.
HDR,or HDRI stands for High Dynamic Range Imaging. It consists of taking several pictures of the exact same frame, each frame moving from a dark exposure to a light exposure, then combining the pictures. This allows for a photo in which the darkest and lightest parts of the picture have detail, where a single photo of normal exposure won’t have detail in these areas.
Not everyone like this technique. Some people think it is not real or it makes a shot look too fake. Well, for my two cents, I love this technique. It makes many pictures look fantastic and magical.
The software I use is Photomatix. You can find more information here