Re: First Attempt at HDR Photography
HDR pictures are usually (including this case) the result of a pretty interesting process. First, obviously, you find your subject. Then, you take anywhere from 3 to 7 pictures of it (in my case I had 6), from the exact same location (or as close to exact as you can get, if you don't have a tripod), each of the pictures with a different shutter speed. Some dark, some medium, and some light pictures. When you combine them in an HDR program (in this case, photomatix), it uses all of the detail from each picture to make a composite that's more detailed than each picture was individually.